Celebrating Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is upon us, and it’s time to thank the special women in our lives. For many, the day is one of remembering the mother who is no longer with them but still very much alive in their heart. For others, it’s about appreciating someone who has loved them unconditionally throughout their lives – a woman they regard as their mother, no matter their biological ties.

Whatever Mother’s Day means to you, it no doubt is special. And deeply personal. Mother’s Day actually has a Christian foundation, dating back to a festival known as “Mothering Sunday,” when women would return to their home churches for a special service. It would seem appropriate, then, that we show gratitude for our mothers, pray for them and praise them on this day.

Flowers, candy and cards aside, most moms just want our time. If you can’t be physically present with your favorite mother this year, call her. It’s reported that more phone calls are made on Mother’s Day than any other day of the year – so you’ll be in good company! Talk as long as she wants, and give her your full attention. Listen to her, comfort her, laugh with her.

You’ll be happy that you did. And no one deserves it more.

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