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Praising mothers everywhere for their selfless devotion to their children, and the rich inheritance of love they will leave behind.  

by | Apr 25, 2024

By Maria V. Gallagher, Acting Executive Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation

I am writing this on the anniversary of the day my parents married.

From all accounts, it was a joyous occasion, filled with faith, family, and food.

I would arrive on the scene eleven months later—a happy surprise for my parents, who subsequently showered me with unconditional love.

My mother was the family warrior, ready to do battle against anyone who dared to hurt my sister and me. I knew from the start my mother loved me with a fierce love that was protective and true.

My mother left this life years ago, but her memories stay with me like the scent of her Chanel No. 5 perfume. She had a wide smile and an uncommon grace that attracted many to her side.

While I miss my mother deeply, I take comfort in the lessons she taught me.

She believed in fighting for the underdog, no matter what the sacrifice entailed. She spoke forcefully and passionately in defense of pregnant women—especially those facing unexpected pregnancies. She taught me that they should be honored for their courage and their strength.

She was also a strong advocate for the frail elderly, doing everything in her power to make life more comfortable for her elders. The manner in which she treated my grandparents was touching and definitely heartfelt.

As we approach Mother’s Day, I thank God for a mother who was loyal, faithful, and steadfast in her compassion. I praise the Creator who made her, and the man (my father) who stood by her side until his heart stopped working.

And I praise mothers everywhere for their selfless devotion to their children, and the rich inheritance of love they will leave behind.

Categories: Life