Mothers, with all their carpooling, cooking, cleaning, working, laundry and refereeing, are the hardest working people on the planet. And the powerful love they have for their children is something only they can truly understand. Indeed, women who have ever given birth or raised a child as their own understand the power of that true, unwavering love. It's a force that's not easily put into words. Trying to describe a mother's love is like trying to explain a color in the universe that only you have seen.

The love a mother feels for her child is the one thing that connects women throughout the world, and today is the day when we should all take the time to tell our mothers - and those wonderful women in our lives who nurture us - that we love them as equally and as powerfully back.

Happy Mother's Day.

The Stephenville Empire-Tribune