Mother's Day is fast approaching and is a time to remember mothers both near and far.
Some of our mothers have passed on, but are still near and dear to our hearts. My own mother passed on in 1963 when I was 14, but I still remember my mom and all she did for me.
We lived in Queens Village and she worked hard taking care of our family. I was rather sickly growing up, having asthma, stuttering problem, and learning difficulty. My mother helped me all she could, and enrolled at Grace Lutheran Day School in Queens Village, where I got the help I needed.
She also was involved in the church, the community, and did her share of charity work. She said helping others was a way of giving back all that the Lord has given her in her life, which included the birth of a son.
So on this Mother's Day tell them how much they mean to you.
Frederick R. Bedell, Jr.
Glen Oaks Village