Chocolate Chip Day


This year, the day after Mother’s Day is Chocolate Chip Day. It is always celebrated on May 15th

National Chocolate Chip Day celebrates and enjoys sweet, tasty chocolate chips. Chocolate chips are a great invention, and certainly deserve a little recognition. After all, where would chocolate chip cookies, cakes, and muffins be without the chocolate chip!?

It seems that every day can be a celebration of something.  It can be fun to see what is honored on any given date.  Left Hander’s Day, Backward’s Day, Lemonade Day, Toasted Marshmallow Day, and Cherry Turnover Day—just to name a few. Recently, I’ve noticed that Facebook posts have included names celebrated on a certain day—I’m still waiting for National Connie Day.

For most of the days listed on those special calendars, I don’t believe I’d miss out if I never knew that designated day existed. I wouldn’t feel that I slighted anyone by not planning an event around the day. I would however, miss out on the chuckle I’ve had as I’ve read through various lists. Who knew there was a day to celebrate pillow fights?

Mother’s Day has come and gone. For many there were breakfasts that were prepared at home, served in bed with some of mom’s favorites. For others there was a lunch planned at the home of a family member with mom’s preferred courses, prepared along with many extras. At day’s end, there were dinners held at favorite restaurants with no hesitation of “yes” when asked, “Dessert tonight?”

When it comes to mothers, their day is actually every day. It is typical that moms sacrifice for their families daily. They give, they adjust, they skip things, they prepare, they pray, they laugh, they cry, they ache, they long for, they wish, they imagine, they clean, they chauffeur, they love.

As a result of the work we do, it is easy for us to see every day as a Mother’s Day. The conversations we have with young moms reveal to us a person who wants to give but may not know how. A young woman, who wishes she could adjust her schedule, is fearful of the outcome, so she doesn’t—young women who want to pray but feel it’s too late to do so—young women who laugh at life as well as cry at what life throws at them—young women who long for a different path and wish they could start over—young women who keep their homes tidy by picking up after everyone else is in bed—young women who love those they have brought into this world.

While May 15th is Chocolate Chip Day, and the weeks ahead hold many other special days, I hope that you will remember to bring Mother’s Day into conversation throughout the year. For those young women that cross your path with a positive pregnancy test, nothing changes the fact that they are a mom. Help them celebrate the uniqueness of mom-ing!

Connie Ambrecht
Founder & CEO
Sparrow Solutions Group

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