When Thomas Edison’s intelligent and sympathetic mother learned that his teachers felt he had inferior ability, she educated him at home. He said, “My mother was the making of me. She was so true, so sure of me, that I felt I had someone to live for, someone I must not disappoint.” A mother’s love and a mother’s time are vitally important to the development of a child. Just think of the ways we benefit today from the investment of time on the part of Thomas Edison’s mom.
British psychiatrist John Bowlby said, “The young child’s hunger for his mother’s love and presence is as great as his hunger for food.”
Moms, you’re pulled in so many different directions today. The stress can be unbelievable, but remember that nothing is more important than the investment of time in the life of your child. God’s Word tells us that when a mother does this, her children rise up and call her blessed and her husband praises her, saying, “Many women have done virtuously but you exceed them all.”
I’m certainly thankful for my mom and have been tremendously blessed by her love and devotion.