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Happy Mother’s Day – Celebrate!!

holiday - AMS FulfillmentIf you’re able to pick up your phone and call your Mother on Sunday, or if you are fortunate enough to be able to go and see her and get a hug… that’s wonderful. Do it! There’s nothing like Mother. In honor of Her we’re going to begin with Something Extra!

Something Extra!

*When pregnant, the cells of the baby migrate into the mothers bloodstream and then circle back into the baby, it’s called “fetal-maternal microchimerism”.

*For 41 weeks, the cells circulate and merge backwards and forwards, and after the baby is born, many of these cells stay in the mother’s body, leaving a permanent imprint in the mothers tissues, bones, brain, and skin, and often stay there for decades.

*Research has shown that if a mother’s heart is injured, fetal cells will rush to the site of the injury and change into different types of cells that specialize in mending the heart.

*The baby helps repair the mother, while the mother builds the baby.

*It’s incredible how mothers bodies protect the baby at all costs, and the baby protects & rebuilds the mother back – so that the baby can develop safely and survive.

*Studies have also shown cells from a fetus in a mothers brain 18 years after she gave birth.

*If you’re a mom you know how you can intuitively feel your child even when they are not there… well, now there is scientific proof that moms carry them for years and years even after they have given birth to them.

From an article by Nargis Kizalbash [LINK]

And there we have it. No amount of thinking or tinkering in the laboratories can compare to the creation power and wisdom of Mother Nature. Don’t mess with Her.

Flowers for All Moms

We know there are biological mothers and adoptive mothers, teacher mothers, neighborhood mothers and company mothers – Mother is a person and also a caring, encouraging type of energy. When you ‘mom’ somebody you take an interest in their concerns. We’re confident there are more than a few ‘company mothers’ at AMS.

A Little Something

In these blogs we like to learn a little something, so we’re going gain a little cultural information and look at different ways people in five countries celebrate their Mother’s Day: Peru, Japan, Mexico, Haiti and Thailand. [LINK]

Peru: Mother’s Day in Peru is celebrated on the second Sunday in May, as in the U.S. Mothers are given flowers and cards and gifts, but there is one more thing they do that is not done in the U.S., they celebrate in cemeteries. The celebrants honor the mothers who have passed away along with the mothers that are living. They clean the gravesites and bring food and drinks, balloons and flowers and celebrate Mother’s Day with ancestral mothers.

Japan: Celebration in Japan is very similar to the U.S., celebrated on the second Sunday with gifts and flowers and home-cooked meals. One thing different is a classroom activity that Japanese children do. The activity is to draw pictures of their mothers and enter them in an art contest. Drawing the pictures and entering a contest started back in the 1950s. The winners of the contest would have their work showcased across the world.

Mexico: May 10th is Mother’s Day in Mexico. No matter what day of the week the 10th falls, there is going to be a celebration. Flowers are tradition and it’s a day when it’s a priority for children to be home. Another tradition is a mariachi band for Mother, serenading her with the song, Las Mananitas.

Haiti: Haiti has its celebration on the last Sunday in May. One tradition in Haiti is to extend the church services into a time for prayers for Mother and songs to honor her. Another tradition is to wear a flower with a different color indicating if the Mother is living (red), recently passed away (white) and if Mother left many years ago the flower is lavender.

Thailand: Things are quite different for Mother’s Day in Thailand. First of all the day is August 12th. The reason for this is August 12 is the birthday of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit, the Queen Mother in Thailand. The holiday honors her in order to honor all mothers. The holiday includes fireworks and candle-lighting ceremonies. Children give white jasmine flowers to mother, and many mothers visit their children’s school where the child will publicly show respect.

To all AMS Moms… and to all Moms everywhere… have a wonderful Sunday!

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