I would just like to say a few words about my deep abiding respect for womanhood. In particular, I would like to say a few words on behalf of all the mothers in the world. I have often said, and I will say it again, if you want to know the true heartbeat of a home, take the time to get to know the mother or the matriarch of that home.
As a man, I boldly testify that it is the mother, not the father, that is the true heartbeat of any home. It is the mother that sets the tone for the home. I know of a surety, that after my dear mother passed in 1997, the entire atmosphere of our home changed. Things definitely were not the same as they once were. In fact, things seemed a bit out of sorts. That same welcoming, loving spirit that once existed in the home seemed to had disappeared. There was just something special about my dear mother that her very presence in the home, made it seem like a bit of Heaven on earth. I am sure that there are many others who feel the same way about their mother. Thank God for mothers!
To the young people of the world may I offer this wise counsel, LOVE YOUR MOTHER! Young people of the world, LOVE YOUR MOTHER!! Honor her, Respect her, Obey her. She is a mortal just as you, and she is prone to make mistakes, just like you, nevertheless, she is deserving of LOVE, HONOR, and RESPECT. She should never be used as the subject of jokes or derogatory comments. In my 55 years of life, I have never found one dear mother who was deserving of being the subject of anyone’s, especially her own children’s, cruel, demeaning, and degrading jokes and comments. What I have found is that every mother is deserving of LOVE, HONOR, and RESPECT.
Young people, if you have friends that come to your home that refuse to respect your mother, then perhaps it is time for you to man up, and wise up, and choose better friends. In this life, friends come, and friends go, but a dear, loving mother, will stick by her child to the bitter end. Even when she knows without a doubt that her child is guilty of a serious wrong against society and is deserving of due punishment for his misdeeds, she will stand by her child whom she loves, pleading and begging for mercy for that child. Again I say, young people of the world, LOVE YOUR MOTHER! And in that same vein, I say to all the husbands and fathers, LOVE YOUR WIFE!! The greatest example of love that you can show your children is to show them that you love their mother.
Thank God for all the women of the world. It is often the women who have to keep the men in line and on track. More times than not, in an hour of need, it is the women who are the first on the scene to arrest the situation. In some respects, whether the men of the world want to admit it or not, in my humble opinion, if it were not for the women of the world, this world might well be in worse shape than it is in at this hour. Men are often “thinkers” and tend to procrastinate, where women see that something needs to be done and get it done. Oftentimes, while men are planning their next strategy, women have already found a resolution to the issue. And so, I say again, thank God for mothers! Thank God for the women of the world!