Happy Mother's Day to all of the mothers out there. Moms, grandmoms, great-grandmoms: you are all in my heart, thoughts, and prayers today!
Moms-to-be, especially those first time moms-to-be, I pray that your pregnancy continues without complication and that you will be able to welcome that new life into the world safe and sound.
It has always made me wonder about why we only have Mother's Day once a year. (Father's Day, for that matter, as well.) After all, moms are not just moms once a year. They do not do all the "motherly things" just once a year.
Theirs is an unending job. Done well, they barely receive recognition. Done poorly, and everyone is on their backs.
If a child is having a cranky day, look out mom. If dad's day is not going so well, look out mom.
I hope you know that whether we say it or not, we realize that we would not be here without you and that we love you very much for bringing us into the world.
I know that not all moms have the best relationship with their children. If you are one of them, I pray for peace for you and yours on this day. Hang in there and keep doing the best that you can do. After all, that is all that God expects of any of His children.
You husbands and children, don't forget to do something special for mom today. It does not have to be big enough to make the ten o'clock news. It should be big enough, though, to let her know how much you can about her.
Again, Happy Mother's Day!