Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. She looks well to the ways of her household, and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children rise up and call her happy; her husband too, and he praises her: “”Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all.” Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.
Proverbs 31:25-30 NRSV
There is perhaps no higher calling in life than to be a mother. Although many women have children, not all are mothers. You are indeed blessed if you celebrate today the life of a devoted, caring mother, a woman dedicated to the creation of a home filled with love and warmth for the nurture of family. Cherish the memory of the one who gave you life whose light shines in and through you. Give the gift of love, the legacy of your mother to future generations.
God, you have given me life through the womanhood of a mother. Today I remember with gratitude the one who blessed me with her nurture. Amen.
A loving mother imprints life forever.