Mayor David Runfeldt
May 10, 2020
President Woodrow Wilson, in 1914, signed the proclamation that made Mother’s Day a national holiday. In the 100+ years since then Mother’s Days have taken place during wars, a great depression, natural disasters, and all types of political and economic unrest. Yet Mother’s Day 2020, the Pandemic Mother’s Day, may be the most unique.
A great number of our mothers are front-line healthcare professionals, first responders, or other essential workers. These Hero Mothers have had to balance their family life and the safety and well-being of their own families while giving of themselves to protect your family’s safety and well-being.
Many other mothers have unfortunately lost their jobs due to the economic shutdown surrounding the pandemic. These mothers have lost paychecks that many need to take care of their families. Making ends meet in a situation like we have in the world now is very challenging, and it is much more difficult to do so without the means necessary.
There are expecting mothers who will be alone when they become parents due to infection control restrictions that will prevent their partner or family members from being present.
There are mothers of grown children that may not be able to visit with their children or grandchildren this year. Conversely, many moms will have their returned-from-college children home with them this year instead of away at school studying for finals.
Mothers have done a wonderful job keeping not only families, but entire communities, together and safe during this difficult time. Mothers have become teachers, friends, coaches, caregivers, and providers more than ever.
It’s been said that there is nothing as powerful as a mother’s love for her child.
Today it is time to give back some of that love.
On this unique Mother’s Day, we salute moms everywhere who have given their time, energy, and love to lifting the spirits of their family and their community. Someday soon, scientists and nature will make our bodies healthy. It is the mothers’ love and efforts that will lift our spirits and made us whole.
To all Lincoln Park mothers and moms everywhere…thank you for the love of your family and all you do for your community.
I along with the entire Borough Council would like to wish you a
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!
Mayor David Runfeldt