It’s something we have all said and it’s something that we have always been asked. “How’s your Mama doing?” This is the southern way of taking, “Hi, how are you?” to the next level. It is something that is said to express that you are more than just an acquaintance, but that they know you and your family quite well. It is meant to sound caring and interested in your personal life, without getting too personal.
I have often wondered why it’s always about the Mama instead of the Daddy--but then again, I know why. In the South, Mothers are respected and honored. Mother’s Day takes on a new meaning in a Southern Baptist Church, where every mother is wearing a corsage as big as their shoulder and the oldest mother, along with the mother who has the most children, win a prize.
Mothers may not make all of the household decisions but they sure keep the household running. Mothers teach us manners and valuable lessons in life, like which last names you shouldn’t be caught with on the weekends. Mothers are a source of strength as well as a cornucopia of information. A good mother is irreplaceable and priceless. I hope you have had the joy of a wonderful mother.