// Lynette Hagin
MOTHER'S DAY IN the U.S. has been an official holiday on the second Sunday in May since 1914. Certainly, it is fitting to set aside a day to honor the person who was responsible for us being on the earth. The Bible honors wives and mothers in Proverbs 31:10–30. I particularly like two of the verses in the New Living Translation. Verse 11 says, "Her husband can trust her, and she will greatly enrich his life." Verse 28 states, "Her children stand and bless her. Her husband praises her."
Mothers are one of the most important individuals in our lives. A survey conducted among children said they would choose the love and approval of their mother over money, fame, or possessions.
When asked who the most influential person in his life was, Winston Churchill replied, "My mother."
George Washington said, "My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her."
Motherhood is an awesome responsibility. Unfortunately, there aren't any courses you can take that will prepare you for the joys, challenges, heartache, and laughter that motherhood brings. God created the father as the head of the home. However, the mother is the heart of the home.
A child was asked, "Where is your home?" The little fellow replied, "Where Mother is." As keeper of the home, God has endowed mothers with special traits that qualify her for strenuous and honorable tasks.