“Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.”
Exodus 20:12 ESV
Our modern Mother’s Day started in the US in the early twentieth century and is a day set aside to recognize and honor all mothers. But the essence of honoring one’s mother was displayed by the young man in the above painting. He was celebrating his high school graduation at the beach where he ultimately gave his life while saving his mother from drowning. My daughter painted his portrait and presented it to his mother the following Mother’s Day. Truly he honored his mother with the ultimate sacrifice.