A Mother's Gift
On May 9, we thank, celebrate, and appreciate moms everywhere. I am visiting with my mom today, on Friday, and couldn't be more thankful for all she has done for me. I'm also grateful for my wife Ann, an amazing mom, and I am also celebrating my daughter Mollie who is experiencing her second year of being a mom. All three moms are charitable, and one of the ways I love to honor them is by helping others in ways they find meaningful. The lyrics of the song A Mother's Love by Jim Brickman touch me and, in honor of the mothers in my life, I share this with you.
Thank you for watching over me, all of the sleepless nights you lay awake Thank you for knowing when to hold me close, when to let me go Thank you for every stepping stone and for the path that always leads me home I thank you for the time you took to see the heart inside of me You gave me the roots to start this life, and then you gave me wings to fly And I learned to dream because you believed in me There's no power like it on this earth, no treasure equal to its worth The gift of a mother's love Thank you for every sunlit day that filled the corners of my memory Thank you for every selfless unsung deed; I know you did for me Thank you for giving me the choice to search my soul till I could find my voice And I thank you for teaching me to be strong enough to bend You gave me the roots to start this life, and then you gave me wings to fly And I learned to dream because you believed in me There's no power like it on this earth, no treasure equal to its worth The gift of a mother's love
During the last few days, many of us have likely received advertisements about things we can buy to give to the moms in our life. Have you received any communications about making a gift in their honor? I know from experience that making a gift to a special charity that Mom cares about is a beautiful way to thank and honor her. It also demonstrates how well we have learned from her lessons and guidance. Along with a card, flowers, or a gift, consider donating to a charity that will touch your mom's heart. Chris Askin, President/CEO 775-333-5499 Connecting people who care with causes that matter