Happy Mother’s Day to all of you!
My own mother died after a very a long illness when I had just turned eight, and I was raised by my paternal grandmother. She had three sisters,and the four of them were very, very close. I also had an amazing maternal grandmother. I was very fortunate to have all of them speaking into my life.
The grandmother who raised me wrote this in honor of mothers everywhere for a mother-daughter banquet at her church long, long before I was born and I share it here with you today:
Here’s to mothers who waken and watch while others sleep, who toil while others rest, who remember when others forget, who are always close at hand when we rise with the pride that comes before a fall and who are ever making our tumbles easier and our bumps less painful.. Our mothers, whom we shall always follow with blind confidence in their wisdom and strength to guide us in the right direction.
Here’s to our mothers, in memory of our cradle days, in memory of our after years of success, in memory of laughter, of labor and love. The bigger we get, the better we love them. The higher we go, the farther we venture from security and contentment, the surer and more close will be our hold upon our mothers.
If I could mark it on the sands of time, or write it on the sky of every clime, this would I write and write in boldest hand that all the world might see and understand, that far and wide, there could not be another,so fine, so sweet, so wonderful as Mother. – by Geneva LaRue Sawyer.
Many blessings to you,