What a time it is for America. After such a stormy decade, a sense of tranquility has arrived upon our land. Ever since 9/11/2001, we've been enveloped by doubt and fear and have all wondered what has happened to our country. Now, with the death of the figurehead of terror, a feeling of hope has been restored.
We still must be vigilant, aware of danger, yet now we can adopt a sense of pride again in what America can accomplish. As the days get warmer, our hearts will get lighter and whatever comes our way to threaten our well-being, we will feel that we can triumph.
It was this same feeling of calm and adaptation that prevailed and defined my mother, Elva Millspaugh, who steered our family through turbulent times and steadied us when there seemed to be no concrete answers to life's misfortunes.
On Sunday, we will honor our mothers. We will remember them fondly and praise their love and compassion as we recall how each of them played a dominant role in our lives. And, we will do so this time with a pride in our country and our way of life. That's why it's called the mother land.
God bless our mothers. God bless the United States of America and ... nice talking to you.