posted May 10, 2013, 9:11 AM by David Sincock   [ updated May 10, 2013, 9:14 AM ]

In 1907, Anna Jarvis, of Philadelphia, began the campaign to have Mother’s Day officially recognized. In 1914 President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed it a national holiday as a “public expression of our love and reverence for all mothers.” Well said Woodrow. You gave us this opportunity to refresh the love and reverence we have for the mothers God has placed in our lives.

Your Mom. Admit it. She loved you when all you did was leak at both ends. Tell her and show her how much you love her. And no she doesn’t know how much you love her unless you hug her tight and whisper it in her ear. If your Mom has passed, tell God all the things you would have told your Mom. Remember God gave her to you.

Your Children’s Mom. Imagine what your kids would be like if you hadn’t married up. You have seen the heart and soul that you fell in love with so many years ago replicated in your kids. You have seen her teach and model grace, love, kindness, godliness, and a host of other invaluable qualities. She already knows you love her and that she is not your mother, (she has reminded you of that many times) so this Sunday is your chance to impress on her how much you reverence her for who she is and what she has done. How much you respect her. How much you honor her.

Someone’s Mother. It's not easy being a mother. If it were easy, fathers would do it. All of us have women in our lives who are mothers and we take their work for granted. This Sunday step up as a friend or parent of a young mother and encourage her. Hugs are good. Words of hope are better. Praise may be the best. Make a lunch date and cover the babysitting. Give a little gift. Flowers and gift cards make unsuspecting mothers cry.

Moms, we love you.