Every day I thank God for my mother, and I’m sure many can say the same about their own mothers. All of us are blessed with a mother, even if we seldom see her, or no longer live with her, or if she is no longer on this earth.
What makes our mothers such a gift? Why do they influence our entire lives? Compassion, unconditional love, patience, joy, surrender, self-sacrifice – these are just a few attributes that mothers demonstrate. There is no question that motherhood demands tremendous sacrifices. True motherhood requires what we all desire deep down: courage, dedication, selflessness, and the fulfillment and joy that naturally follow. This is what we honor in our mothers.
Motherhood is sacred because every mother not only brings her child into the world but provides them with the foundation on which to build their future. Mother’s Day is all about celebrating the woman who raised you and shaped who you are as a person. From all the packed lunches with napkin notes, to the bandages and kisses after falling off your bike, to being the first one to cry at your graduation– your mom was there for it all. It’s important to thank her for all the love and work she put in through the years. Be sure to remind her of your love and appreciation this Mother's Day.
I think we can do more to honor our mothers this Mother’s Day. Let’s consider how to more faithfully honor our mothers. Be a better role model and put into practice the sacrifices and example that they have taught. When it comes to our mothers, we can never repay them and honor them enough, but by doing some of these things, we’ll truly honor our mothers, and make this Mother’s Day memorable.