“Honor your father and your mother,
so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.
As a young girl, I recall Mother's Day being celebrated at church with a message honoring moms and a special program by the kids with songs and poems. What stands out in my memory are the flowers people wore to remember their mom. If you had a mom still living you wore a red or pink carnation, while those whose mom had passed away wore a white carnation. I always felt sad for those who wore white.
A German song that I also remember from my childhood is one that comes to mind when I think of the privilege of still having a mom. The lyrics do not translate as poetic as they sound in German, but simply put, they bid you, if you still have a mom, to thank God for her and bring her the most beautiful bouquet today.
On this day, we all have one thing in common . . . we all have a mother and we all have memories associated with that. Maybe today is the day to take that bouquet for whatever reason is in your heart. It may be to give thanks or to say I love you. It may be a visit to the graveyard or it may be to seek forgiveness or to forgive.
Thank the Lord today for the one who gave you the gift of life.
Wishing a blessed Mother's Day to all mothers!