I ask you, who else is anywhere near that influential? Mothers, grandmothers, great-grandmothers, aunts, mothers-to-be. If you were blessed with a good mother, you will reap the benefits the rest of your
days. If your mother neglected your needs and failed to support your dad, unfortunately, much of what you suffered cannot be erased. For good or ill, a mother’s mark is permanent.
Abraham Lincoln was right: “No one is poor who had a godly mother.” Instead of camping on the negatives and emphasizing how far many mothers have drifted from this magnificent calling to shape the future of our
country, I want to throw out a positive challenge. Ladies, this is your
hour…your distinct opportunity to soar! A harmonious marital partnership
and a solid, unselfish commitment to motherhood have never been of greater
importance to you or, for that matter, to our nation.