That is probably one of the greetings I've been wanting to receive for myself (hehehe). Unfortunately, I do not fit the title, for I am not a mother (still) :-/ . Anyway and obviously, this is not and cannot be a post about me. This is for those who have had it harder, rougher and without complain; our mothers..
While all of us are the sons/daughters of our respective parents, being a parent however, is a special task that just cannot be casually handed to anyone or everyone. And while we didn't need to do anything to become someone's child, our mothers have to constantly work hard and sacrifice a part of their being in order for us kids to have a good life. I don't need to be a mother myself to be able to say that, but by just being a daughter, I can categorically state that to be a mother means so much more..
Being a mother is a profession, and it is permanent and irrevocable. You cannot be a mother for a day, or for a year, or for a brief moment you may choose to have. From the very day when a child is born, a mother is also born. And the work starts there. And it never ends.
A mother is never alone in her thoughts. She may have allowed you to go out with your peers, or you may have decided to live independently, but a mother's thoughts always go where her child is.
A mother's love is the only force I know that cannot be repelled. You may have disagreed with her a couple of times or you may have disappointed her with your decisions, but a mother's love never ceases to exist no matter the arguments and disappointments.
To be a mother is to be in love forever with your child. And for all their selfless love, forever is probably not enough to show our mothers just how much we love and appreciate them... Happy Mother's Day to my Mom and to you (if applicable) and to yours! :D