The first Mother’s Day was celebrated in West Virginia in 1912. Mothers were to be recognized as an important part of our culture and lives. The heart of a mother is like a rare jewel. They love their children during the worst and best of times.
A familiar Mother’s Day poem written in the early 1900’s is:
M is for the Many things she gave me,
O means only that she is growing Old.
T is for the Tears she shed to save me,
H is for her Heart of purest gold.
E is for her Eyes with love light shining,
R means Right and Right she will always be.
Put them all together, they spell MOTHER.
A word that means the world to me.
A mother’s love, guidance, and faith are all incredibly impactful on her children. As Abraham Lincoln shared, “I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life” The encouragement of a mother is irreplaceable, and they deserve to be just as uplifted in return!
Moms have to wear a lot of hats during the week. They exhibit many different traits on a regular basis, like being patient, organized, optimistic, and flexible. So much of raising a family involves positive thinking while going with the flow, since the days can be completely unpredictable. While this can make life interesting, to say the least, it also means that many moms could use regular encouragement and support.
I pray our mothers, grandmothers and great grandmothers deeply feel the love of God on their special day and also the love and encouragement of family and friends.
This scripture seems to be written just for mothers.
“Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being likeminded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.” (Philippians 2:1-4 NIV)