Greetings! First of all, today, I want to send a big bundle of love, joy, laughter and praise out in my Mother's Day acclamation to each mother that is out there in newspaper land! And, come to think of it, there will be many that won't see or read this, as our daily newspaper subscriptions are dwindling from our society.

Greetings! First of all, today, I want to send a big bundle of love, joy, laughter and praise out in my Mother’s Day acclamation to each mother that is out there in newspaper land! And, come to think of it, there will be many that won’t see or read this, as our daily newspaper subscriptions are dwindling from our society. That factor can often be seen through other habits and traditions of our society that we grew up with, 40 to 60 years ago.

It often surprises those of us, when we read of a situation that doesn’t depict that deep motherly love that most of us received when growing up. We all lived close, within a few miles of each other, and had the loving care of grandmothers, great-grandmothers, and of course, our own mothers.

My mother could not stand to see babies in their cribs, with a bottle propped up by a pillow. She said, “Having breast fed babies made better families, as the mothers held their infants in their arms, supporting them in their arms, giving them love and security, that was not found when a baby was laying in their cribs, with a pillow propping up their bottle!”

She often told me that when bottles entered society, that was when deep love flew out the window, because nothing could replace a mother’s loving arms holding their babies.

She had to change her mind when World War II came along and women went to work in factories and other jobs, as most of the young men were called into the military service. And, after that, many women kept their jobs even after their husbands returned from the war.

But, every time she heard of a teenager getting into trouble, she would say, “I wonder if their mother ever rocked them in her arms as she fed them; and I don’t care if she is using a bottle, just so she is cuddling them in her arms.”

She had to change her mind when she found out that her two daughters were unable to breast feed her grandchildren, due to health problems.

But, isn’t that like most of us, mothers, we have to change our mind about many statements we make about other people’s children?

When our children are still small, and we know where they are every hour, of the 24, especially, in small towns, where we have family members and friends that often see if one of our youthful family members are not acting and doing as they should.

When I was growing up, all of our grandmothers, aunts and uncles lived within a few miles of each other; but now, families are spread out all across the United States and foreign countries. For instance, some of my great-grandchildren, I have never seen, due to living all over the United States, not just within a few miles.

We often think change is good, but not all changes are necessarily good, such as families living so far apart.

But, the new phones are really improving. Now, we can see our loves ones when we talk to them, which warms the heart, allowing one to see those precious faces!

I hope that all mothers are remembered on Mother’s Day, as God created us to be the gentle heart of a family. The respect and love of a mother is the glue that holds our society together, just as related in the scriptures in the Bible, especially in Proverbs, chapter 31. Have a great week-end, and be sure to honor, respect and show your love for all the mothers in your life.

Proverbs 31:10-12 – “Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies. The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.”