It’s the day we honor moms. The day we stop to remember how great our Moms are and say thanks. Sometimes it’s a silent thanks, because they’re no longer with us. Other times it’s expressed with love and hugs and maybe even flowers. Sometimes it’s an opportunity to notice the moms around you - maybe they’re struggling with mischievous toddlers or concerned about their stubborn teens.
Y’know - we often tell people that when they see a Veteran, they should stop and thank them for their service. That’s a wonderful thing to do, and our servicemen deserve our everlasting gratitude. So, don’t stop that practice!
Our moms are also in service - full time, 24/7. Even when they don’t actually have their wriggly little munchkin’s hand firmly grasped in their own, they have each child tucked in their hearts forever and ever. So, this Mother’s Day - and always - when you see a mom, thank her for her hard work and her love and nurturing. Without moms, the world would be a very tough place indeed.
By the way, some moms are unable, for a wide variety of reasons, to fulfill their calling. Often, other moms step up to fill as much of the void as they can. To those “other moms” - we also salute you and your ginormous hearts that are able to love, and love and love some more.
Here are some favorite quotes about Mom. You’ll probably recognize your mom in some of these. In the meantime, from all of us at eNews, have a wonderful Mother's Day:
There is no influence so powerful as that of the mother.
Sara Josepha Hale
When your mother asks, ‘Do you want a piece of advice?’ it’s a mere formality. It doesn’t matter if you answer yes or no. You’re going to get it anyway.
A mother’s hug lasts long after she lets go.
God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.
Sweater, n.: garment worn by child when its mother is feeling chilly.
Life doesn’t come with a manual, it comes with a mother.
A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary.
Dorothy Canfield Fisher
Nothing is really lost until your mom can’t find it.
Do not forsake the teaching of your mother...