Mother's Day Thoughts

May 7, 2020

Let’s turn aside a bit from the immediacy of the pandemic and reflect on an important day the 2nd Sunday in May, Mother’s day.  Author and speaker Patsy Clairmont says, “Normal is just a setting on your clothes dryer.” We are all different. She shared that as women we may “struggle, fail, start over, and celebrate.” But we are mothers who can love unlike any other person. This is certainly true. As I get to know the mother’s here at Lake Prince, I have observed the common denominator of perseverance, hope, patience, determination, and most importantly, unconditional love. I can see it on their faces, I hear it in their stories embedded, and embedded in the children they have raised. We salute you moms!

God took the fragrance of a flower...The majesty of a tree...The gentleness of morning dew...The calm of a quiet sea...The beauty of the twilight hour...The soul of a starry night...The laughter of a rippling brook...The grace of a bird in flight...Then God fashioned from these things A creation like no other, and when his masterpiece was through He called it simply - Mother.

~Herbert Farnham