Last Sunday was Mother's Day. Joanne had prepared gifts for all the ladies at our three churches.
It was a craft she found online. It was two flowers that you had to cut out, lay on on top of the other, and finally insert a candy pop in the middle.
Joanne said that the directions called for a small candy sucker to be used. She said the only small ones she could find were called "Dum-Dums". I told her that we shouldn't use "Dum-Dums" on Mother's Day, someone may interpret it as an editorial statement. So we substituted larger Tootsie Roll Pops.
We had decided, starting with our first Mother's Day on the Mount Airy Charge, that we would recognize all the ladies on Mother's Day. We have felt that Mother's day was more about the mothering role than just about having given birth. There are mothers in the faith who have never given birth, but have mentored others in the mothering way. We have young single women who teach school and teenagers who have worked at camps where they served as a surrogate mothers to the campers. So we want all our ladies to feel special on Mother's Day.
Happy Mother's Day!