05 May Mothers Matter
Mothers Do Matter
May 13, 2008
Dear Friend of the Family,Carol Soleberg, President of UFI
United Families International spends much time and resources defending the family and protecting motherhood around the world. We understand and value the importance of families and the role of the mother in the family.
As a mother of 13 children, I know how crucial the role of mothers are to a healthy society. Mothers matter because it is in the home that the virtues of integrity, love of liberty, honesty, compassion and confidence are facilitated in the early and constant care of a mother’s love.
Mothers matter because it is upon these virtues that strong civilizations flourish.
Mothers matter because their work in the home where healthy children are nurtured moves our communities and our nation and our world forward.
Mothers do matter!
Studies and statistics reflect it. But, honest, loving people know in their hearts and their minds what experts have proven over and over again.
We should no longer allow a mother to be defined as “just a mom.” It is on her back that great nations are built. To play down mothering as small — is to crack the very foundation on which greatness stands. The world can only value mothering to the extent that women everywhere stand and declare that it must be so. As we affirm other mothers and as we teach our sons, husbands and friends to hold them in the highest regard, we honor both the mothers whose shoulders we have stood on…and the daughters, who will one day, stand tall on ours.
–Oprah Winfrey (“The best of Oprah’s, What I know for Sure”)
Thank you Mothers! Every child knows you matter and that you are making a difference…
Happy Mothers’ Day,
President United Families International