Archive for Thursday, May 5, 2005

Mothers deserve a day all their own

May 5, 2005

Mother's Day is this weekend, and we'd be remiss if we didn't take the time to put in our two cents' worth about how special moms are.

Writers, politicians, clerics, athletes and actors all have paid homage to their mothers through the years.

Mystery writer Agatha Christie reminded us this: "A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path."

That's pretty heady, but then so are mothers.

The poet, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, had this to say: "A mother is a mother still, The holiest thing alive."

Abraham Lincoln, the president who freed the slaves and saved the Republic, reportedly said this about his mother, "Everything I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother."

The great part about these quotes - and it's just a sample of the millions of words that have been written or spoken throughout history about mothers - is they aren't hyperbole.

Mothers will do anything for their child.

Mothers are worth any praise we heap upon them.

Mothers are nurturing.

Mothers are loved.

We shouldn't wait for the second Sunday in May to let our mothers know how special they are or to take time to remember how special they were.

To all mothers everywhere, Happy Mother's Day!

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