Being a mother is a selfless job; it's also a never-ending one. From the time we're born and on, a mother is there, to provide support, encouragement, and comfort. One of the few things a person can depend on in life is a mother's love. The bond between a mother and her child is one of the strongest, and one of the most beautiful.
Mother's Day is a special time to honor our mothers, and reflect on all they've given to us, a lifetime worth of patience, love and commitment. It's easy to get lost in our hectic lives and forget all that a mother does, but it's worth remembering. Mother's Day gives us an opportunity to reflect on the sacrifices they've made.
I hope you will join me in sharing this message to all mothers:
Somebody said the hardest part of being a mother is labor and delivery...somebody never watched her baby get on the bus for the first day of kindergarten, or on a plane headed for boot camp.
Somebody said a mother can stop worrying after her child gets married...somebody doesn't know that marriage only adds a new son or daughter-in-law to a mother's heartstrings.
Somebody said a mother's job is done when her last child leaves home...somebody never had grandchildren.
Somebody said a mother knows her child loves her....somebody isn't a mother.
No one can ever know what it means to be a mother until they become one, and no one will ever know what it feels like to lose a mother until they've lost one.
A wise person once said there is a time in your life when you realize who matters, who never did, and who always will. A mother's love is one of the few constants in life. Through good times and bad, mothers are there, a source of enduring love and acceptance.
Mother's Day is also an opportunity to celebrate all the amazing women in our lives--friends, daughters, aunts, grandmothers and mothers. In honor of this year's Mother's Day, I would like to extend my thanks to all mothers. You are the true leaders of our community.
And, Mom, Happy Mother's Day, from son #1. I love you.
As always, I appreciate hearing your comments, opinions, and concerns. Please feel free to contact me in Jefferson City at (573) 751-2459. You may write to me at Jason Crowell; Missouri Senate; State Capitol; Jefferson City, MO 65101, or e-mail me at: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit me on the web at www.senate.mo.gov/crowell.