My fellow Rotarians and friends of Rotary,
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!
Constance Smith learned about Anna Jarvis' effort to honour America's moms
by establishing an annual "Mother's Day" in 1913. Constance was inspired by
this idea and decided to recreate Mothering Sunday, promoting it as a day to
honour mothers and the mother church. As a result, Mothering Sunday is
celebrated early in the year throughout the United Kingdom and the
Throughout history, poets
and orators have been lavish in their praise of motherhood. George
Washington said, "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.'
Abraham Lincoln wrote, "My
mother's prayers... have always followed me." They've clung to me all my
And Charles Haddon Spurgeon
said, 'I cannot tell you how much I owe to the solemn word of my good
There is no other job on the
planet that involves the wide range of skills and knowledge that a mother
needs to carry out her daily responsibilities. Take a moment to consider
what her job entails. She'll need to work as a resident psychologist,
doctor, theologian, educator, nurse, chef, taxi driver, fire warden, and
occasional cop. Consider how much it would cost you to hire all of those
skill sets. Even if you could, how would you know if they were trustworthy?
The remarkable thing is that
most mothers would be able to complete this task with love and knowledge.
That's because God gave them the ability to excel at what they do. He also
instilled in them a love for their children. To protect the children
entrusted to their care, they would actually lay down their lives. That is
why, on Mother's Day and every other day of the year, they are deserving of
So my message to you is- 'Give your mother a reason to be glad; honour your
mother with your words and deeds'.
Could there be a worthier
Service to You