Actually, how empty this planet would be without mothers! But more than just passing on physical life to us, Mother gives the warmth that makes the light of the family hearth continue to burn brightly. The rocking chair is her symbol. Rocking her young ones to sleep, perhaps singing a gentle lullaby. We all, no matter what our circumstances in this life, sense the obligation to thank some female somewhere for the fact of our existence. Though we often do not think about it, somehow our mother did not opt for an abortion, but suffered till the end to bring us to birth -- thus the need to have one day each year, just for remembering her.