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Summary: A mother’s love is demonstrated by her eager attitude toward her family work and by her word’s of wisdom and insight to the family members.

A Mother’s Love

Thesis: A mother’s love is demonstrated by her eager attitude toward her family work and by her word’s of wisdom and insight to the family members.

Humor Illustrations: Hilarious Words of Motherly Wisdom from http://www.twilightbridge.com/hobbies/festivals/mother/motherquotes.htm

CUSTER’S MOTHER

"Now, George, remember what I told you --

don’t go biting off more than you can chew!"

ABRAHAM LINCOLN’S MOTHER

"Again with the stovepipe hat, Abe?

Can’t you just wear a baseball cap like the other kids?"

BARNEY’S MOTHER

"I realize strained plums are your favorite, Barney,

but you’re starting to look a little purple."

BATMAN’S MOTHER

"It’s a nice car, Bruce, but do you realize

how much the insurance is going to be?"

GOLDILOCKS’ MOTHER

"I’ve got a bill here for a busted chair from

the Bear family. You know anything about this, Goldie?"

LITTLE MISS MUFFET’S MOTHER

"Well, all I’ve got to say is if you don’t get

off your tuffet and start cleaning your room,

there’ll be a lot more spiders around here!"

ALBERT EINSTEIN’S MOTHER

"But, Albert, it’s your senior picture.

Can’t you do something about your hair?

Styling gel, mousse, something...?"

JONAH’S MOTHER

"That’s a nice story, but now tell me

where you’ve really been for the last three days."

THOMAS EDISON’S MOTHER

"Of course I’m proud that you invented the electric

light bulb, Thomas. Now turn off that light and get to bed!"

Hands On exercise to honor our mothers:

Today we want to say thank you for your selfless love and dedication to your family moms.

So today we are going to honor you our mothers by filling out this handout. I would like you to write about your mothers love for you. As we hand out these papers you will see that we would like you to complete the thought started for you about your Mother. “I know my mother loves me because…..”

We want you to fill in the blank and then we will have some judges pick out and give awards for the following 4 categories:

1. The best story about a mother’s love.

2. The funniest story about a mother’s love.

3. The most tear jerking story about a mother’s love.

4. The most creative story about a mother’s love.

The 4 chosen will be given a present to give to their mothers-- so please note at the top right hand side of your handout whether you are able to give this gift to your mother today or not.

Please note if your mother has passed away or is in another part of the country we would still desire you fill this out so that we can honor her today.

I will at the end of my message today share some of these stories with the others to encourage them and to honor your mothers love for you. So please consider honoring your mom today.

We do have a gift to give out today to every mother because we want to say, “Thank You for what your doing for your children.”

We also know that every mother here today is special and deserves to be honored so there is a gift for everyone of you moms. This box here is full of goodies for you mom so at the end of the service you are invited to come up and choose one gift in honor of you mothers love for your family.

Introduction:

Most people love their mothers in a very special way because they received a very special love from their mothers. A mother’s love is the cornerstone to helping raise up successful children for the Lord. Listen to some of these famous people talk about the power of a mother’s love.

Abraham Lincoln: Famous Quotes on Mother

All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother.

Napoleon Bonaparte: Famous Quotes on Mother

Let France have good mothers, and she will have good sons.

Henry Ward Beecher: Famous Quotes on Mother

The mother’s heart is the child’s schoolroom.

George Washington: Famous Quotes on Mother

My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.

Video Illustration: This is the music video done to Mark Schultz’s song “Letters From War!” It models the extent of a Mother’s love for her child. A mother’s love gives strength and power to the life of a child who is going through hard times in life. It shows the value of a mother’s love.

A University of Minnesota study on Motherhood released this week said moms should get $131,000 a year for what they do! When you add together all the different jobs they do it becomes obvious how valuable mothers are in our lives. Some reports say mothers do 17 different jobs while raising their children: Here are some examples: psychologist, social worker, doctor, nurse, executive chef, teacher, police officer, judge, counselor, manager, dish washer, maid, financial manager, etc. One researcher stated, "Of course, no one can place a value on the love and affection that mothers give to their families." But it shows what they are worth far more than a 3 figure salary and their love and service to their families is “Priceless".

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