I was talking to a woman at church once on mother’s day and I said to her that this day must be your favorite day to come to church. I was surprised when she actually told me the opposite. She said it was her least favorite day to come. There were talks about all the great things other mothers had done and she would always feel like she did not measure up.
Men will never understand the huge responsibility that come with being a mother. To conceive and carry a child inside your womb and to come near death in the process of giving birth is something truly incredible. Then there is the bonding that goes on, the feeding and nurturing that only a woman can do in this life. Women are more refined than men and naturally open to things of a spiritual nature. This is what makes them so qualified for their role.
“All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” – Abraham Lincoln
I give honor to all the valiant mothers of the past, present and future for all they have done, for their sacrifice and giving, to make this world a better place. I believe we will soon be living in a millennial era of peace, largely due to the way mothers will bring up children in righteousness so as to follow Jesus and love God.
“A mother has far greater influence on her children than anyone else, and she must realize that every word she speaks, every act, every response, her attitude, even her appearance and manner of dress affect the lives of her children and the whole family. It is while the child is in the home that he gains from his mother the attitudes, hopes, and beliefs that will determine the kind of life he will live, and the contribution he will make to society.” – N. Eldon Tanner