And that was all before 10 o’clock this morning! It’s scary how much teenage boys eat.
It got me thinking, what would it be like to be extremely poor, and have a teenaged son with Joe’s bottomless appetite? You would never have enough food for him, let alone your other children. How could he do well in school, or sports? He would always be hungry with no hope of satisfying his hunger. On Mother’s Day, it breaks my heart to imagine the desperation of being unable to provide enough food for your growing children.
Compassion has an initiative called the “Child Survival Program” that empowers and educates mothers in extreme poverty to care for their children. I can vouch for the effectiveness of this program, having seen the results in Rwanda. You know, mothers the world over love their children and would do anything for them. That’s what it means to be a mother. Please join me in making a donation to the Child Survival Program to say “Happy Mother’s Day” to a mother in Tanzania, Haiti, the Philippines, Indonesia, Ecuador or Kenya.
And by the way, Happy Mother’s Day to you!