A Mother’s Love

Anna Maria Jarvis is the founder of Mother’s Day in America.

Her mother always believed there should be a day to commemorate mothers for all their hard work. During her mother’s Sunday school class, she found inspiration for the holiday. The closing prayer of her mother was “I hope and pray that someone, sometime, will found a memorial Mother’s Day commemorating her for the matchless service she renders to humanity in every field of life. She is entitled to it.”

Ann Jarvis set out to make Mother’s Day a reality. After several years of promoting it, the first Mother’s Day memorial ceremony was held on May 10, 1908, in a Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia. Her mother’s prayer was ultimately answered, and Mother’s Day was approved by Congress on May 8, 1914.

“And Adam called his wife’s name Eve; because she was the mother of all living” (Genesis 3:20 KJV).

Back in the day, mothers beat their families’ clothes on a rock or scrubbed them on a board. She chopped wood and cooked on a wood stove while sweat streamed down her face. Besides caring for her little ones and doing household chores, she worked in the garden and preserved food for the winter.

In our day with all the electrical appliances and modern technology, a mother’s work is still never done. Besides all the work she does in the home, many work outside the home as well and provide half of the income for the family.

Our mothers have blessed us with the gift of life, and they guide us each day. Mothers attend PTA meetings and make sure their children are doing well in school. They rejoice with their children in their happy moments and comfort them when they’re sad. Mothers make the house smell good when they bake cookies and look good when they decorate them with beautiful flowers. They promote an atmosphere for the children that makes them glad to belong to the family.

Each day, a mother’s work starts all over again. Good mothers are beautiful, and they never complain. From daylight to dark, they serve their family and community.

According to the Bible, a mother is a virtuous woman whose price is far above rubies (Proverbs 10:31). Throughout the year, mothers devote themselves to the incredible hand of God and their families. A mother’s love is authentic and never fades away. She’s the only one who can take a humble little cabin and make a happy home of it.

Take a moment and thank God for your mother.

Dorothy Waldon

Dorothy Waldon writes under the pen name, Jasmine Falls. She is a new writer and enjoys writing devotions. She follows Joyce Meyer’s ministries. You can connect with Dorothy at https://talltreed.wixsite.com.

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