Mother is a name held sacred by most mortals of the earth;
It means great love and sacrifice from the very day of birth,
A love that's so full of beauty, so tender, so very true!
Something, seemingly, from Heaven that has come to me and you.
There's no love so understanding and so faithful to the end
As a Mother's love—God bless her!—
That to us our Lord did send.
~Gertrude Tooley Buckingham, "Mother" (1940s)