PROFILE OF A NON-PC WIFE/MOTHER
Jesus Christ who in eternity leaned on the breast of His Father
without any mother in time leaned on the breast of His mother
without any father.
His earthly parental tie was obviously closer with His mother than
Joseph, His guardian father. The likelihood is that Mary was
widowed while Jesus was still very young. Mary was still with Him
even at the cross. The relationship between these two is a pattern
for parental relations with their child. Mary mirrors admirable
Once a year many families pause on a day called "Mother's Day" to
try to atone for a year of neglect. Yet, even that is commendable. It
got its modern start May 10, 1908, at the funeral of the mother of
Anna M. Jarvis. Anna loved her mom and at her memorial service
suggested an annual day honoring mothers. Her mother's favorite
flower was the carnation. At the memorial service she gave
everyone a white carnation. The concept gained popularity until
Mother's Day was observed in a number of large cities. On May 9,
1914, by act of Congress, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed
the second Sunday in May as Mother's Day. He declared the day
as a time for "public expressions of our love and reverence for the
mothers of our country."
By then it had become customary to wear white carnations to honor
departed mothers and red to honor the living. This custom is still
observed by many.
The concept has expanded to include giving mom a gift. It is a
grand idea. Most are deserving. Every young female who
eventually becomes a mother should aspire to merit such.
Most of us men would concede selecting that gift is a challenge.
The selection process is stressful for most men. Many a man has
felt extreme frigid temperatures for a long time because of a poor
decision in gift selection. Veterans of these wars suggest:
* Don't buy anything that plugs in. Anything that plu ...
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