My Mom Is Better Than Your Mom

MammaThis past weekend was Mother’s Day – a day set aside when we get to shower our mom with flowers, chocolates, compliments, etc…or whatever it is you do to celebrate your mom.  By the way kids, if you are reading this, Father’s Day is coming…make it good. 😀

Back to Mother’s Day.  One of my friends wrote on twitter “my mom’s better than your mom.”  That made me chuckle but also made me think of my “mamma.”

My mom unfortunately does not live close by, in fact we are several thousand miles apart.  I left home when I was 18; for a few months at a time at first and then I left the country permanently at age 20 Sadly, since that time, we have seen each other only on special rare occasions.


I often reminisce of the times she deservingly “gave it to me“, when she broke wooden spoons on my hard head or calling on my “papà” for help when I would frustrate and make her mad. Broken spoons aside, my mom loves me dearly. She has always been an expressive woman who loved to hug and kiss her four boys.  Growing up we enjoyed her baked goodies, like my favorite, the apricot crostata – which is delicious to say the least. She is an excellent seamstress known for her sense of fashion and quality style, in fact when I left Italy; I had quite a few of the pieces she made for me that many people would remark on.  She is also a generous woman who loves to help people in need. Like most moms, she is not gullible, so do not try to take advantage of her. She is beautiful and courageous – she did marry my dad after all 🙂 and gave birth to four strapping boys, one of them, yours truly, a 10+ pound baby.

She inspired my love for music with her constant singing and dancing around the house while doing chores.  Most of all, she related the importance of loving God and I saw her praying for me on her knees when I was…well less than the usual saintly me. 😀  My mom is not perfect and like any mom, she can sometimes be a tad annoying, but I do know she is always there for me and loves me unconditionally.


The Bible reminds us to honor our mothers and not neglect their teachings, but today these core values seem to be on the decline.  Moms can feel unappreciated for all they do. and perhaps to some extent, we are ALL guilty of that. It is easy to take the things and people we cherish the most for granted, isn’t it?

So, since it is the week after Mother’s Day, and she does not expect it, why not do something nice for your mom today.  If your mom is no longer here on earth, just look up and smile, I am sure she is smiling back at you.


Davide Colletta

Davide Colletta

Davide was born and raised in Taranto, Italy. He has a background in pastoral and worship ministry and presently works at IBM.

Davide has a unique communication style that has given him a platform in the marketplace to use his “get the job done” skill set.God has instilled in Davide a passion to equip the body of Christ through teaching, mentoring and speaking life through experience and wisdom of years.He is deeply passionate about pursuing and cultivating the presence of God. He currently lives with his wife of 31 years, Lois in Charlotte, NC. They have 3 amazing children with their married spouses.
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