||On May 9, 1914 President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed that the 2nd Sunday in May would be the day each year that we honor mothers. There is no more influential or powerful role on earth than a mother’s. As significant as any political, military, educational, and religious public figure may be, none compare to the impact made by mothers. Their words are never fully forgotten, their touch leaves an indelible impression, and the memory of their presence lasts a lifetime. If you were blessed with a good mother, you will reap the benefits the rest of your days. If your mother neglected your needs, unfortunately, much of what you suffered cannot be replaced. For good or bad, a mother’s mark is permanent. This morning we will consider why mothers deserves such a high place of honor.