ACCTS community center celebrated mother's day at the center in spite of the sadness of most Syrian mothers resulted from the Syrian crisis.
21st of Mar. 2019
Irbid, Jordan (ACCTS/ICC) - ACCTS community center celebrated mother's day at the center in spite of the sadness of most Syrian mothers resulted from the Syrian crisis. There were dozens of stories to remember on this day. So many children have lost their moms, and so many moms lost their children.
ICC believes that mothers deserve appreciation for the support and strength they have provided to their families in particular and for the society in general.
Mother's Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. God exhorts us to honor father and mother. He values honoring parents enough to include it in the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:12) and again in the New Testament: “Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Honor your father and mother which is the first commandment with a promise, so that it may be well with you, and that you may live long on the earth” (Ephesians 6:1-3). Honoring parents is the only command in Scripture that promises a long life as a reward. Those who honor their parents are blessed (Jeremiah 35:18-19).
The children had their own way to honor their moms and showered them with love by having crowns on their heads with the phrase "I love you mom". They also dedicated a mother's song for them. After that, each child gave his/her mom a flower of love with a card that has a special phrase for the occasion, it was so sensational moment that tears came out spontaneously from the attendance. Then all together they enjoyed tasting different kind of sweets prepared by the ICC staff and the children mothers. By the end of the celebration, moms expressed their profound gratitude to the center saying:
"Thanks to everybody in the center for remembering us on such occasion which has a great impact on us and lifts our spirit".
By the end of the celebration, all women joined their children in the center's playground watching them playing and singing special songs related to the occasion with great joy.