In 1914 Congress passed the resolution that resulted as Mother’s Day. It read:
Whereas the service rendered the United States by the American mother is the greatest source of the country’s strength and admiration; and Whereas we honor ourselves and the mothers of America when we do any thing to give emphasis to the home as the foundation head of the state; and Whereas the American mother is doing so much for good government and humanity, we declare that the second Sunday of May will henceforth be celebrated as Mother’s Day.
It is a good reminder that “the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.” The home is where every other facet of life finds its origin, whether it be the state, business, or education.
Today, even more than other days, I am reminded to say with true conviction, “Thank you Mom, thank you for everything over the years.”