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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Aprons: An Appeal for Mother's Day

To everything there is a season, 
a time for every purpose under the sun.
                            ~  Ecclesiastes 3:1

Bottom line…this verse from Ecclesiates is the most lasting lesson my Mother has taught me.  My Mother, now 93, is of the “Apron” generation.  Just the other day, I found her one and only apron in a box of “stuff” left after she and my Dad moved into assisted living.  I picked it up, shook it out, and checked the pockets that had crumbs of past kitchen episodes in them.  The act of putting it into the wash meant no more of Mom’s luscious pies and brownies, no more seeing her carry something in the apron as if fragile eggs from the nest, and no more using it to wipe tears.  Now only memories exist of hiding as a shy girl in the apron when company came.  But as Mom would say, “for everything there is a time and place.”  The place now for the apron is in the drawer—folded and placed gently until the time and place to wear it emerges once again. 

For this most important lesson, I honor my mother with a Mother’s Day gift to Lumunos. 

You may name the person or persons to whom you are giving tribute by giving online at www.lumunos.org or calling 1-800-245-7378.

Won’t you join me in honoring your mother, your grandmother, your aunts, your sisters, and your women friends by giving a gift in honor of your Mother?                                 

Betsy Perry


  1. The validity of this verse has been validated for me these past two years after the death of a son and husband. Selling a home of 27 years and the need to dispose of "things." There was value in being reminded of past events during the sorting, but also clear that it was now a time in my own life to either dispose of or pass these "things" on.....There is no room for new life when the old/past takes up too much emotional or physical space in our lives.

  2. You are so courageous in going forward with your life after such loss. All the best in your journey! Betsy