Keller: Celebrate the importance of motherhood

Published 12:00 am Saturday, May 2, 2020

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On Sunday, May 10, we will celebrate Mother’s Day. It’s a day we set aside to honor all mothers who should be recognized every day of the year.

I believe, without reservation, that mothers have the most important job in these troubled times. What an awesome responsibility to be in charge of molding our children to be the God-fearing, loving, courteous, kind, honest, and productive human beings we hope them to be! Their roles are often taken for granted.

A few years ago, while conducting a peer support group at a local high school, I asked this question – “What do you plan to do with your life after you’ve completed your formal education?”

Some students wanted to be engineers, lawyers, nurses, computer programmers, accountants, etc. One girl really got the attention of the group. She said that she wanted to get married, be a good wife, have children, and stay home and raise them. Some of the students laughed and one asked, “Is that all you want out of life?” She unashamedly said, “Yes, that’s what I want out of life.”

In my opinion, of all the students in the group, this young lady is going to tackle the most important job in the world – being a good mother and raising her children. How sad that we live in a society that no longer realizes the importance of motherhood!

Am I condemning single parent mothers or those who have to work? No, in fact, some of them do excellent jobs balancing their responsibilities.

Some psychologists say that a child’s emotional pattern is set by the time he or she is two years old. Well-adjusted kids don’t just happen. Developing their hearts and spirits must be the main things. A young child needs to be nurtured and encouraged as only a mother can.

The following famous people attributed their success to their godly mothers.

“All that I am or hope to be, I owe my mother. I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.” – Abraham Lincoln.

“My mother was the making of me. She was so true and so sure of me, I felt I had something to live for  – someone I must not disappoint. The memory of my mother will always be a blessing to me.” – Thomas Jefferson.

“Mothers are like fine collectibles. As the years go by they increase in value.” – Ruth Graham Bell.

To all the mothers, I ask God to bless, protect, and give you wisdom in handling your responsibilities.

Happy Mother’s Day!

If you have any questions, or comments, please write to Harold Keller at Get High on Life, P.O. Drawer U, Reserve, LA 70084 or call (985) 652-8477.