In the early hours of the morning she woke her husband from his sound sleep and quietly said, “It’s time.” Hurriedly, he jumped from the bed, dressed, and helped his wife to the car. Calmly (as calm as he could be) he drove her to the hospital. A couple of hours after arriving the baby came. A boy. What an exciting moment! For the first time she is a mother with all the responsibilities that entails.
Mothers are special people. They love us unconditionally. Some people are willing to love you if you do something for them or love them back. Mothers will do anything for us. They are unselfish in that they are willing to let their children have things while they go without. Have you ever noticed that when there is not enough of something that it’s usually mom who didn’t want it anyway? They sacrifice many things to meet the needs of their children.
Mothers, it seems are tireless. Some mothers work outside the home. Yet, when they are home they cook, clean, wash clothes, etc.. They are taxi drivers making deliveries at practices, games, recitals, and other events.
Mothers are the first line against sickness. When a child is sick who does he/she run to? Right past dad and straight to mom. Mom dispenses medicines that will heal and kisses that mend scratches.
And mothers give great advice, if we are willing to listen. Important things like, “If you keep crossing your eyes like that one day they will stick and you’ll be cross-eyed.” Or, perhaps an old favorite, “Make sure you have on clean underwear in case you’re in an accident.” Thanks, mom, I needed that!
One of the ten commandments which was brought over to the New Testament is to “honor your father and mother” (Ex. 20:12; Eph. 6:2) To honor is to respect. As we have just had mother’s day, I hope you honored yours. Mothers ARE special people!