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According to wikipedia, “Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring mothers and motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society.” When I think about what it means to be a mom, the following words come to my mind – strong, loving, caring, helpful, beautiful, smart, trustworthy. I hope that I portray these characteristics on a daily basis with my children.

I will tell you that I have already received my mother’s day gift. Last night, while tucking my littlest one into bed, I was blessed with the following speech….
“Mom, I just wanted to tell you that you are the best mom in the whole entire world. Thank you for taking care of me when I am sick and snuggling me every night. Thank you for helping me with my homework, cooking me yummy dinners, and always smiling so pretty. I am so thankful for you.”

This very gesture made my day, month, year, world. Have you ever heard the saying, “being a mother is a thankless job”? I truly despise that confession. I believe that you will have what you say and I will never say that! I am Mom that is truly blessed beyond measure!

Robert Spedden with him Mother and Father

I often think about what it must have been like to be a mother on the Titanic during the sinking. How would I have acted in that moment of panic? I know my first priority would have been to latch on to my children and save their lives no matter the cost. I think I would have remained calm until I knew we were safe…then I would have gone crazy after the fact. There are many heroic stories about mothers who saved their children and got them safely onto lifeboats.  I would like to take a moment to honor them and their heroism. They should never be forgotten.

What will you do this Mother’s Day to honor your mom? We are offering a special on Exclusive Titanic jewelry on our website in honor of all mothers. All Mothers love jewelry. And…Coming from a mom, I think the most meaningful gift is to just recognize what a blessing moms are to this country, world, universe. Surprise your mom this Mother’s Day with a special phone call to tell her just how thankful you are for her. She will be forever grateful.

With love on Mother’s Day,

Chief Purser
Titanic Museum Attraction
Erin Wicker