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Mother's Day

Recent Mother's Day Stories

Marci Seither with her son Mark

This was my son’s idea of a great gift? To scare the dickens out of me?

by Marci Seither
, Vista, California

Maya Angelou and Oprah Winfrey

In this clip from Super Soul Sunday, poet Maya Angelou reveals to Oprah Winfrey her thoughts on prayer and shares what she's learned about the power of love.

It was a spiritual act, a practice of humility, a way for my mother to say that even in our humblest choices we can honor God.

by Edward Grinnan

Just Married sign on a car

A mother reflects on a tender moment at her son's wedding and recalls the prayer she has prayed since he was born.

by Karen Barber
, Alpharetta, Georgia

an empty bird nest

In this excerpt from Mother's Day Ideals, a mother reflects on the moment her son spread his wings and went off to college.

by Cindy La Ferle

Our rock. The glue that binds us. How many of us say that about our moms? They’re not just there for their kids, but for the entire family.

by Adam Hunter

An artist's rendering of a father and daughter flying a kite by a lake

The wind gusts that threaten to spoil a Mother's Day picnic prove to be just what the occasion calls for.

by Stephanie Thompson
, Edmond, Oklahoma

An artist's rendering of an young angel in a birdhouse

Mother’s Day was always bittersweet for her, but new and unlikely family members eased her burden.

by Brenda Young
, Defiance, Ohio

An older mother surrounded by two daughters

Watch this beautiful online celebration of motherhood based on a poem by Herbert Farnham.

Life Saver candy is a symbol of Mother's love and God's everlasting promise.

A  Life Saver candy is a reminder of a mother's love and God's everlasting promise.

by Evelyn Bence
, Arlington, Virginia

Elizabeth Barbera clasps a photo of her departed son Jason.

A grieving mom is inspired and healed by her interactions with a pair of feathered parents-to-be.

by Elizabeth Barbera
, East Meadow, New York

Kathryn Slattery

A daughter pays tribute to her mother by baking one last chocolate cake.

by Kathryn Slattery
, New Canaan, Connecticut

Marion Bond West and her daughter Julie Garmon

Sometimes a mother’s greatest gift is the smallest detail of her child’s life, freely shared.

by Marion Bond West
, Lilburn, Georgia

Priceless china plates are a reminder of God's love.

Mom passed away when I was twelve, and I had nothing left to remember her by...until one Mother's Day.

by Mary Hayes Calhoun Owings
, Laurens, South Carolina

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