On Mother’s Day…

Happy Mother’s Day!

While thinking about whether to write something to commemorate this day honoring the women who brought us into the world, I remembered a quote from George Washington, “My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.”

I also thought I would share the short paragraphs of my speech to a group of ladies at a Mother’s Day breakfast last year–

As we celebrate the mothers who have brought each of us into the world, I am reminded of the Proverbs 31 woman who is a mother and role model to every young woman [here], including myself. Proverbs 31 tells us the virtuous woman is dedicated to her family– she is industrious, she is an entrepreneur, she is strong and she is guided by God’s wisdom…

In today’s society a mother dedicated to her family is often overlooked, forgotten and an outcast. Motherhood is even condemned. God’s plan for the family is called the “old lifestyle” and our mothers are often not appreciated. Proverbs 31 is not part of what society wants to hear.

Because Mothers are often overlooked it is even more important that we celebrate them and praise the courage it takes to be a woman of faith and raise a family! We are here today because our mother sacrificed to give us LIFE!

I am inspired by my mother, my grandmothers…and I am also inspired by the young mothers with little children who are raising up another generation despite the challenges of today…

“Her children arise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: “Many daughters have been virtuous, but you surpass them all.” Favor is deceitful, and beauty is vanity; but a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised! Give her of the fruit of her hands…let her own works will praise her in the gates.”


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