Mother's Day is May 10th
There are 84 million mothers in the U.S.
There are more phone calls made on Mother's Day than on any other day of the year.
The number of people calling their moms on Mother's Day has declined in recent years due to e-mail and other electronic means of communication.
While nearly 80 percent of Americans will buy a card for mom this year, 83 percent of the cards will be purchased by daughters.
Mother's Day is the third-largest card-sending holiday.
Mother's Day is the busiest day of the year for restaurants.
Mother's Day is a great day to send Italian cookies to your mom and grandma.Daughters keep in closer contact with their mothers than do sons.
What the Bible says about Mothers...
Gen 3:20 Adam named his wife Eve, because she would become the mother of all the living.
Exo 20:12 Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you.
Lev 19:3 Each of you must respect his mother and father, and you must observe my Sabbaths. I am the LORD your God.
Deu 5:16 Honor your father and your mother, as the LORD your God has commanded you, so that you may live long and that it may go well with you in the land the LORD your God is giving you.
2 Ki 4:30 But the child's mother said, "As surely as the LORD lives and as you live, I will not leave you." So he got up and followed her.
Prov 10:1 The proverbs of Solomon: A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish son brings grief to his mother.
Isa 66:13 As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you; and you will be comforted over Jerusalem.
Ezek 16:44 Everyone who quotes proverbs will quote this proverb about you: "Like mother, like daughter."
Luke 1:43 But why am I so favored, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?
Luke 2:51 Then he went down to Nazareth with them and was obedient to them. But his mother treasured all these things in her heart.
John 19:26-27 When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, "Dear woman, here is your son," and to the disciple, "Here is your mother." From that time on, this disciple took her into his home.
Mass for your mom on Mother's Day
Una buona mamma vale cento maestre.
THIS MONTH'S COOKIE RECIPE
Fruit & Nut Filled Cookies
Mix filling ingredients together in a separate bowl.
Roll out dough to about 1/4 inch thickness on lightly floured surface.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Place cookies on a greased cookie sheet and bake for ten to fifteen minutes until bottoms and tops are golden brown.
NOTE: you can shape cookies into squares, circles, half circles, or rectangles. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired
Makes 6-8 dozen cookies.
DID YOU KNOW?
Nowadays, even lean cuisine is available in Italy. Some of this emphasis on the lean taps into traditional casalinga (home-style) cooking. This cuisine includes dishes such as pasta e fagioli (pasta and beans), pasta con sarde (pasta with fish), and risotto con seppie (rice with cuttlefish) and further complements it with un bel bicchiere di vino (a good glass of wine).
Till next time - have happy days.
Arrivederci - Dio ti benedica