Mother is a name that is given with more than one intention. Holy Mother Church guides us in our quest to become holy. A woman who has conceived a new life in her womb, at the moment of fertilization, becomes a mother. A woman who nurtures the sick, the dying, the indigent, the forgotten - she mothers too!
On this day, called Mother's Day, let us remember them all - whether still on this earth or gone into Eternal Life. Let us give them a revered place in our hearts - for they certainly have that place in the heart of God.
Happy Mother's Day!
Who can find a virtuous woman? She is far more precious than jewels...
Strength and honor are her clothing, and she can laugh at the time to come.
She opens her mouth with wisdom, and loving instruction is on her tongue.
She watches over the activities of her household and is never idle.
Her sons rise up and call her blessed.
He husband also praises her:
Many women are capable, but you surpass them all!
Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting, but a woman who fears the Lord will be praised.
~Proverbs 31:10, 25-30
Here's the Tribute I wrote to you last year - as true now as then!