A Mother’s Day tribute

Originally appeared on spirituality.com

As I think about Mother’s Day this year, my heart is filled with so much gratitude and love. Like millions of people around the globe, I take this day as an opportunity to honor all the mothers, thank them for their effort in raising their children and providing constant support and care.

Whenever I think of a mother’s unconditional love, these lines written by Mary Baker Eddy in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures always come to my mind: “A mother’s affection cannot be weaned from her child, because the mother-love includes purity and constancy, both of which are immortal” (p. 60).

I am also filled with a deep sense of joy and satisfaction when I think about my mother-in-law. She was a symbol of love in a true sense. She could love everyone of any age group with her perfect communication. I often used to admire her for upgrading her knowledge about new technologies at a very ripe age because of a simple desire to have some communication with her grandchildren and their friends. Anyone would fall in love with her in their first meeting and start calling her “Jiji,” a name by which her own children used to call her.

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