Happy Mother's Day

Statement

By:  Jim Kitchens
Date: May 11, 2008
Location: Unknown


Happy Mother's Day

My mother is 93-years-old, and she is still going strong. She teaches piano full-time in Crystal Springs. It was from her that I learned to play, from her that I gained my great love for music.

I wish for all mothers a happy, enjoyable day.

My heart especially goes out to three special groups of mothers: the mothers of our troops, the mothers who celebrate while their husbands are overseas and the mothers who are defending our nation while their families are at home. I sincerely pray that these families are reunited soon.

My campaign manager told me that his brother-in-law is leaving today as they prepare for a year-long tour in Washington, D.C. He will leave his wife and two children in Florence while he serves his country at home defending strategic installations in our nation's capital. He is one of more than 100 National Guard troops from Mississippi who are leaving their families on this Mothers Day.

As we celebrate our mothers, let us also remember those families who are apart, for whatever reason. Let us keep these families in our prayers, praying that they are safely returned to each other's embrace soon.

And to my mother, Happy Mothers Day. Thanks for everything.