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Thoughts on Mother’s Day

The three mothers are sitting together on the couch. Great-grandma was expecting her first child when she emigrated more than 50 years ago. It was not planned that way, but what a blessing this daughter has been. Now that I am getting older I can count on her for help if I need it. Grandma tried for several years to get pregnant, had a few miscarriages, then this beautiful girl arrived. She grew up, got married and now she has a precious little boy.

It is wonderful to see how the generations keep growing. When God created male and female He told them “Be fruitful and increase in number…” (Genesis 1:28).

Let us remember the great-grandmas who brought their children into the world and often after a very busy and fruitful life now live in obscurity, alone and sometimes forgotten.

Mothers need to be recognized. They so often work beyond any time of day and night. Make their day special for them.

Some of the grandchildren have brand new babies. They need the support from their mothers and sometimes grandmothers. Let us not break the cycle.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers.

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