Today Slovenia, my country, celebrates its mother’s day. How did that happen? Elsewhere it’s on other days, why today in Slovenia and only there?
I had a look and learned that today is also the Christian holiday Feast of the Annunciation on which Mary was told by archangel Gabriel that she would be the mother of Son of God.
Quite some news, and I’m sure my mother felt a bit like this when TWENTY YEARS AGO (damn!) we found a litter of newborn puppies in the trash bin outside my parents’ house, raised three of them by the bottle, and kept Žak (Slovenian for Jacques) for 13.5 happy years. Here is a more detailed story as posted on my first blog.
And here is a photo look back at Žak, and my family, and Piran where our house has grown in the meantime, almost as surprisingly as that lucky find twenty years ago. Lucky for us as much as for the dogs.
Happy Mother’s Day, mother! I worship you and buy you a drink. In Slovenian we have the same word for both. 😀 (Častiti; only the stress is different.)