Early in life we are taught to honor and respect our mothers by being obedient. After all, they work hard for us in so many ways – making meals, cleaning the house, washing clothes, driving us to events, helping us with school work, working to provide for us, teaching us character principles, and the list goes on. It shouldn’t be too hard to do what they ask us to do, right?
Then we become teenagers and we think we are smarter than our parents. After all, they are old and don’t understand what is happening in “today’s” world. So then we can buy a gift or do something nice for mom once in a while to honor her or show her that we love her. Well, at least once a year on Mother’s Day!
Utah Mothers Association honors mothers every day of the year and recognizes all that each mother contributes to her family, community, the nation, and the world. We might not be able to reach out and physically touch each mothers, but we want mothers to know that we appreciate all that they do every day, even on the hardest days. Sometimes we just survive, but then we get through that issue and can move forward and upward.
On February 11, 2017, at the Utah State Capitol Rotunda, 14 women were honored who represent the thousands of mothers in Utah. They were from all walks of life, in a variety of circumstances, who have faced a myriad of challenges. Read about them on the Utah Mother of the Year page on the website. Click on each name to read her story. You should be able to relate to at least one of the mothers. There are two more mothers listed on the Utah Mother of Achievement page. Don’t miss those.
Pamela Atkinson was also honored as the Utah Honorary Mother of Achievement for all the service and humanitarian work she has given, especially in serving the homeless, abused, and the refugees. She had her personal struggles, but she followed her heart to serve others. Serving others helped her throughout her life.
Please share with us how you honor mothers and motherhood. OR What has someone done for you?