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God bless our moms

God bless our moms

Next Sunday is Mother’s day and once again they have to share it with the fishing opener. I hope some day they can move one or the other to its own day. I lost my real mother when I was 4, my stepmother in my mid-thirties and my wife and the mother of my children — and for all practical purposes me too — last year. Now for the first time in my life, I know what it’s like to live without a mom in the house.

The best way for children to grow and prosper is to have two parents but all too often that is not possible. But if there is one parent who plays the biggest role in shaping our lives it is most often mom. From the womb to the grave they never stop caring about you and you are always their little boy or little girl. When men marry they often distance themselves from their fathers to become their own man. But there is just no way to leave their mom behind.

Wives know, when they marry, that the biggest child they have, is all too often their husband. They are trying to fill that void in our lives by being a surrogate mother. Men won’t often admit to this but in their hearts they know it’s true. May God bless all of our moms, living and departed. There is a special place in heaven for moms. Men let’s hope if we get there, they let us visit them.

Mike Holst


Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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