Eugene Cho

“mothers” – in the words of children

Happy Mother’s Day!

There’s so much on my heart about my personal gratitude to my mother but I’m simply not able to articulate the immensity of her commitment and my gratitude. Hopefully, someday I can find the words to capture the example of God’s courage and grace she has been to my life.

Mothers do so much and they mean so much to us – not just to us as individuals but to the larger world.

In fact, they “do” and “mean” so much that it’s so easy to forget their beauty, worth, and love.

Translation: The constancy of their presence can tempt us to take them for granted.

It’s good to be reminded. And in this case, to be reminded by children – in their own words. Check out this video. Yeah, it’s super cute but actually, it’s pretty powerful:

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4 Responses

  1. Kayce says:

    Indeed, it very powerful. It brought tears to my eyes…

  2. Daniel says:

    So simple. So beautiful.

  3. Sally says:

    Brought tears to both my eyes and my daughters.

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