"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."