This is a special time of year, as we recognize Mothers’ special dedication, and the impact they make on our lives each day. (For those fathers and students who may need a reminder, it is THIS Sunday). In these challenging times, it should be apparent more than ever that Mothers go above and beyond to provide care and comfort, setting their own agendas and needs aside.
As children spend their days at home and require even more support, mothers are juggling this along with working in and out of their home, cooking,cleaning, doing laundry, and much more.
There are many mothers who have been giving a superhero effort. I think of those moms in our community who are on the frontlines working in hospitals and other essential services. I also think of the mothers on our staff who are continuing to care for our students, while also keeping things together at home with their own families. I’m equally in awe of my wife, Pam, who manages to keep our children busy most of the day while I work and, somehow gets her own work done as well.
The bible reminds of the important role that Mothers play and how they reveal certain attributes about God. This is illustrated in verses like Isaiah 66:13: “As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you.”
Proverbs 31:26-27,31: “She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.She watches over the ways of her household…” and “Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.”
We also think of some of the pillars such as Sarah, who God used with Abraham to be a blessing to many nations. In Luke 1:46-48, we read that, “Mary said my soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, and my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior, because He has looked with favor on the humble condition of His slave. Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed.”
I know that you have great mothers in your own homes and I hope that you recognize the attributes about her that are most significant to you. I want to thank my mom, Helene, for all the ways that she sacrificed her time and energy to help me develop into the man I am today.I would also like to wish a “Happy Mother’s Day” to all of the mothers in the Trinity community and conclude with this thought.
“A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take.” -Cardinal Mermillod
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J-D Lussier, Principal