After dinner on Mother’s Day a mother was washing the dishes when her teenage daughter wandered into the kitchen. Horrified to see her mother at the sink, she exclaimed, “Oh, Mom, you shouldn’t have to do dishes on Mother’s Day.” The mother was touched and was about to take off her apron when the daughter added….”They’ll keep till tomorrow.”
This Mother’s Day take a moment to think of all the mothers in the world who are in need. There are millions of women in the world living on less than a dollar a day. There are mothers who are wondering how they are going to feed or diaper their children.
I reflect so many times on the women in Haiti who hold out their babies to me so I will take them back to America with me. They do this not because of a lack of love for their child. They do this because they love that baby so very, very much they will give it away so that it might have a life, a life that has some worth.
This Mother’s Day let us reflect on all of the things mothers do for us. They bring us into the world through a biological miracle that is amazing, but certainly not easy. Then they spend two decades preparing meals, solving problems and helping us learn everything we need to know about the “real world.”
They spend the rest of their lives fretting and worrying about us. Even after they have passed on, and Mother’s Day can be especially difficult for those of us who have lost mothers, their influence is so powerful that it stays with us always.
Thanks to Nappy for the photo.
Spend some quality time with YOUR Mother, living or departed, this Mother’s Day.
WITH A MOTHER’S LOVE, GOD WILL KEEP YOU FROM ALL HARM. GOD WATCHES OVER YOU LIKE A MOTHER!