Legion Mother's Day breakfast a chance for families to relax
Generations of moms speak of what day means to them
Mother’s Day is a special day for all women who have been blessed with the chance to nurture another young life.
There may be long, sleepless nights in the early weeks and months, but all that sacrificing is worth it to see their children grow up and make a name for themselves in the world.
The Barrhead legion offered a chance on May 13 for moms to gather and chat, as well as spend some time with their families enjoying a meal they, for a change, did not have to clean up after.
Over the course of the morning, more than 200 mothers, husbands and kids flocked to the legion to simply spend time together.
There were also a few multi-generational mothers in the crowd, mothers who were there with their daughters, who themselves were mothers.
One such family was Helen Baron, who was joined by her daughter Paula Jimenez and Jimenez’s two daughters, Cameron and Isabelle.
“Mother’s Day is all about family,” Baron said. “It’s a chance to spend time with your kids and grandkids.”
As a mother who’s now a grandmother, she added the day is more special because of that extra set of children.
For Jimenez, the day is one for setting time aside to reconnect.
“It’s an excuse to put your busy life aside,” she said. “You stop your life and take a moment to see each other again.”
Having her own children now, Jimenez said she’s become more aware of what her mother did for her while growing up.
“I saw everything she did, but I didn’t really see it until I was doing it myself,” she said. “I’m seeing it from a mom’s point of view and not a kid’s, because I have to do everything.”
Jimenez also asked Cameron what she thought of Mother’s Day. After hugging her mom, Cameron said she liked spending time with her mom and grandma.
Several other mothers, whose children had long since left home, also were at the legion.
Erna Johnson was one of those. She was sitting with a few friends, and explained that she had celebrated Mother’s Day with her daughter yesterday, as her daughter lives in Stony Plain.
In the past, she said Mother’s Day was, and in fact still is, a fairly big deal. It was an opportunity for the family to get together and visit with each other.
Throughout the entire morning at the legion, it was clear that all the mothers were thankful for what they had received over the years from their families, and just welcomed the chance to spend time with them.
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