There was a child psychologist who became famous for a lecture entitled, “Ten Commandments for Parents.” Later he got married and became a father. He changed his lecture title to, “Ten Hints for Parents.” After his second child was born he changed the title a third time to, “Some Suggestions for Parents.” A few years later a third child was born; and he stopped lecturing altogether! Never in the history of America has the role of mothers been more crucially important than it is right now. The scenario of children being raised in a traditional family by a mother and father who have a healthy marriage has become the exception and not the rule of family life. But even in the most stable homes, the challenges of motherhood are very real. Sylvia Porter, a financial analyst, went to her computer and punched out an hourly fee for a housekeeper, cook, seamstress, dishwasher, laundress, food buyer, chauffer, gardener, dietician, and nurse. She came up with a hefty salary. Then when she added to that the fact that mom also serves as coach, interior decorator, religious educator, and child psychologist and punched in comparable amounts, and she discovered that mom deserves at least a six-figure salary! It’s no wonder the writer of Proverbs wrote, “Who can find a virtuous woman, for her price is far above rubies (Proverbs 31:10).”
I, the staff, and spouses want to wish all the mothers of FBC, a very blessed and happy Mother’s Day!