MBRC hosted its annual Mother’s Day Celebration on May 7th, Thursday held at the Hayti Community Center. The purpose of this event is to show our appreciation for all mothers and their hard work throughout the year! This event targeted the Healthy Start Case Management clients and consumer Volunteers.
We greatly appreciate the role of mothers in our society because “a healthy baby starts with a healthy mother.” This event had a SUCCESSFUL turnout; we had over 40 new mothers, mothers to be, and children showed up and celebrated this special day with us! All mothers received either a gift basket or a gift card worth up to $50. Just an interesting tidbit, did you know that Mother’s Day is the most celebrated holiday in the world? Regardless what part of the world you’re from, mothers are our best friends and their love is the most selfless love.
A motherhood quote by Washington Irving;
“A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.”
The theme for this year’s Mother’s Day Celebration was “Taking Small Steps to a Healthier You.” Our presenters were Katrina Sager-Coleman, MSW, LCSW and Dr. Sandra Jackson, LSW, LCSW. Katrina Sager-Coleman did a presentation on Infant Mortality & Mental Health, and Dr. Sandra Jackson engaged the participants in an interactive group activity on relationships/Health and Wellness.
Many new mothers and mothers-to-be had the option to have their pictures taken at the picture booth. A tear-jerking Motherhood video sponsored by Hallmark “World’s Toughest Job” was shared with everyone at the event, and it most definitely touched all the mothers’ hearts at the event. Mothers applauded the message that was illustrated by the video. The message was that mothers have the toughest job in the world, which includes evenings and weekends, and frequent 24-hour shifts on-call.
One mother has commented, “This event has made my mother’s day very special, I enjoy coming to MBRC’s events.” Another mother of an 8 month old gave some positive feedback, “I love this, everyone is nice and it’s nice to be out here meeting other mothers. It’s a great event.”
The important part of this event is recognizing that mothers are appreciated and valued!
Thank you to everyone whose participation and support made our Mother’s Day Celebration a special one!
Happy Mother’s Day!!