In 1914, the efforts of Anna Jarvis to establish a holiday honoring mothers came to fruition when President Woodrow Wilson signed a measure making the second Sunday in May officially Mother’s Day. By the time of her death in 1948, however, Ms. Jarvis had disavowed the holiday and sought to have it removed from the calendar. Today, many people struggle with the Mother’s Day holiday for a variety of reasons. While we recognize that the holiday may be difficult for some, we embrace the day as a celebration of all mothers whether living or passed on, mothers to be, mothers who have lost children, mothers long awaiting children through infertility, or the many women who step in to be mothers to those who need one.
Here at Baptist Children’s Home and Family Services (BCHFS), Mother’s Day has significant importance. The Mother’s Day Offering has been one of the primary ways we raise funds for the ministries of BCHFS for over 50 years. Every year we highlight a story of how our ministries have helped to heal and restore families. This year our video features Kat and Colton, who share about the healing in their family. The healing and restoration demonstrated in the story of Colton happen because of the generosity of faithful donors, who see the work of the Kingdom in very tangible ways.
As we enter into the weekend that celebrates the official Mother’s Day holiday, we would ask that you prayerfully consider making a gift to BCHFS through our Mother’s Day Offering.
Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen. Ephesians 3:21-22