Happy Mother's Day

Mother’s Day comes once a year. Some think that if they buy their mother flowers and a card that they have fulfilled their obligation for the rest of the year. If we only comprehended a tenth of what our mothers did for us as children, and how they would literally die for us if needed, we would realize that one day is not sufficient. Mother’s Day should be a time to remind us that we have been neglecting our duties as sons and daughters. This relationship is sacred — let us honor our mothers.

M… is for the million things she gave me,
O… means only that she’s 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’ll always be.

Put them all together, they spell “MOTHER,”
A word that means the world to me.

— Howard Johnson (c. 1915)