Happy Mother’s Day from 101 Mobility!

Mother's DayThe first attempts to start a Mother’s Day in the United States came from women's’ peace groups seeking a way to honor mothers whose sons fought or died in the Civil War. On May 9, 1914, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation declaring the first national Mother’s Day. Back in the day, people wore a carnation (red for a loving mother and white for a deceased mother) to honor the women they loved. Today, we celebrate mothers, grandmothers, and expecting mothers by spending time with them and giving them flowers, cards, gifts, and hugs.

Mothers are natural caregivers: they raise us, take care of us, and teach us about life. To honor mothers everywhere, 101 Mobility® employees and franchisees shared their reflections on these important women:

Motherly advice:

  • Above all else, be honest with yourself about your motivations.

  • To remember I am the only one who can defeat myself.

  • Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Treat others the way you would want to be treated.

  • Always treat your girlfriend like a queen.

  • If you want a committed man—go to a mental hospital. (She is such a hoot—and she loved to tell us girls this…. funny thing is my dad is and always has been completely committed.)

  • Don’t listen to what others tell you that you can or can’t do – know your potential.

  • Always have your own money.

  • If you choose to run with the dogs you catch the fleas.

  • My mom told me that when somebody is rude to me or cuts me off, not to react back with rudeness or anger because you never know what’s going on in their life that is hurting them so badly they need to act out.

  • Don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty.

  • If money can fix it, it’s not a problem.

Wise sayings we grew up hearing:

  • For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring. – Carl Sagan

  • Pretty is as pretty does.

  • You catch more bees with honey than you do vinegar.

  • Never get your honey where your money comes from.

  • “Because I said so.” She had to say it often with three kids always asking why!

  • Learn from your mistakes and failures.

  • The dog did it, ladies don’t fart.

  • They don’t know me from Adams house cat/I don’t know them from Adams house cat.

Mom, thank you for…

  • always being there for me. – Lisa Fosbury, Owner of 101 Mobility® Raleigh and Durham

  • working so hard to let me go to college. –Kristine Kohlbrecher, Owner of 101 Mobility® St. Louis

  • always being there for me and standing by me and of course your unconditional love. I love you with all of my heart. – Lori D., Account Manager

  • your patience.– Ed Goschinski, Owner of 101 Mobility® Cincinnati and Dayton

  • the kindness, love and caring you show for everyone around you. – Jack Shoemaker, Owner of 101 Mobility® Charlotte and Winston-Salem

  • being there for me always and filling my life with love.– Natalie G., Human Resources

  • demonstrating strength when times were hard, allowing me to learn the hard way, demanding respect from me/everyone, and being so generous with your HUGE ‘saint-like’ heart – Monique W., Copywriter

  • teaching me how to cook. – Jill Taylor, Owner of 101 Mobility® San Antonio

  • raising me to be a strong and independent woman.– Michelle S., Blogger

  • putting up with my rash decision-making and rollercoaster lifestyle. At least I have made life interesting. – Jacqueline R., Account Manager

  • loving me even though I wasn’t the easiest child to raise. – Joel B., Marketing Director

  • always being a mom first, so now we can be friends. – Courtney S., Receptionist

  • everything! Being my mom, my best friend. – Leigh K., Certified Aging in Place Specialist

  • being my mom and of course, my best friend!– Kelly M., Content Writer/Web Developer at 101 Mobility®

  • I was 22 when my Mother passed away, so there is a lot I could thank her for that I did not understand to when I was younger. Today, I would have to say, “Mom, thank you for teaching me to believe in myself and to understand with hard work I can do anything I put my mind to.” – Glorya H., Senior Accountant