The Influence of Mothers

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  • Aberlemno San Antonio, TX
    May 12, 2011 8:10 a.m.

    Thanks for telling us that mothers have more influence than they realize. Motherhood is a challenging career simple because the results are a long time coming and few acknowledge it as a legitimate occupation. You used excellent examples: your sister running a race, your mother in Kansas and Mrs Bush to show how women can encourage and inspire those around them. Parents are the hope of society as they work to instill traditional American values in the rising generation.

  • Nan BW ELder, CO
    May 10, 2011 10:59 p.m.

    This is a wonderful article, and I can understand the latter paragraphs better after becoming acquainted with Sister Dew, the mom, in recent months. What a powerful mom and daughter they are, and fun too!

  • friedeggonAZstreets Glendale, AZ
    May 9, 2011 8:47 p.m.

    I agree with Tulip. What a great article, Sis. Dew! I enjoyed reading it. It's true that Satan has many myths for us women and our roles. Even without a television in our home he still manages to try to insert his myths into my mind. Thank you again for this wonderful article on motherhood.

  • Just Jargon Orem, UT
    May 8, 2011 5:48 p.m.

    Yeah, not a big fan of anything Keith Merrill has done--nor how he interacts with people on a film set. Not a particularly easy or kind person to work with, so I'm curious what value his opinion has on "Hollywood"--especially "Mothers"--Robert Jolley is absolutely correct.

  • Robert Jolley Newport Beach, CA
    May 8, 2011 10:53 a.m.

    Happy Mothers Day!!!!!

    I disagree with Keith on his comment about leaving Mom out of films with strong mother characters: Forrest Gump, Steel Magnolias, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Mother, E.T., Poltergeist, Mrs Doubtfire, Mask, Stepmom, Soul Surfer (in theaters now), Terms Of Endearment, Spanglish (very strong example of a great Latina mom), and the list goes on.....I'm sure people can add to the list. It's no secret that Keith hates Hollywood but c'mon before making broad statements like that stop and think for a second.

  • Tulip West Jordan, UT
    May 8, 2011 8:26 a.m.

    Even though you feel that void of "motherhood" in your life Sheri, rest assured you are a Godsend to so many of us! I loved these thoughts and greatly appreciate all your efforts in helping us recognize the power we have to righteously influence society. You are the best of the best!

  • radio_lover Toronto, Ontario
    May 8, 2011 6:14 a.m.

    I would like to pay tribute to my own beloved mother. Her dearest wish was that I would be self-sufficient when she was no longer around and I think it took her passing to make her dream come to fruition. For nearly 28 years I worked as a professional medical typist at one of this city's major hospitals. My mother was a well-loved registered nurse. One day while at work I was not feeling my best, so I worked very slowly. At the end of a difficult piece of work, I could feel her gentle hand on my shoulder and hear her gentle voice saying I was doing wonderful work. She had been gone about three years at this time. When people say "if she only knew", I reply that she does indeed know. She is watching from above.