Today is Mother's Day. The very word strikes cords of memory in all our hearts. There is no power on earth to hurt or help as strong as the touch of a mother. The task of being a proper mother holds an ever-expanding job description. A mother is an educator, doctor, police officer, lawyer dietitian, mechanic, and much more. Her days are filled with lofty tasks. She shapes, teaches, molds, and influences tiny lives at the most crucial time.
My mother went to heaven in 1995. It seems like only yesterday that I had her on this earth and enjoyed her presence. There is never a day that passes that I do not think of her and profit in some way from her influence in my life. One day I will see her again and will thank her properly for her prayers and sacrifice.
This day is special to all of us. Some are mothers and wear the banner proudly, while all of us have mothers to whom we owe a great debt. Those who are mothers are encouraged to take your responsibilities seriously. God has given you his highest calling. Take the children as from heaven and raise them for our Savior.
To the Fairview mothers, may I wish you the very best. This is your day. We honor you. May our Savior bless you and may your children rise up and call you blessed.