In the interview Bullock noted that often she would bring her one-and-a-half-year-old son to the set with her for the filming of the movie. To create some of the special effects of zero-gravity and space, Bullock would have to act out many of the scenes from inside a "cube" – a specially designed 9-by-9 LED box. She mentioned that her son didn't much like seeing his mommy seemingly trapped in this cage.
Bullock said, "He was so concerned. I saw the look on his face. He was trying to process – why are you locked in there, why are you not happy, why are you not outside with me right now?" I suppose it's a natural instinct learned by a child even in the womb – when Mom is in distress, I am in distress. When Mom is threatened, I am threatened.
That’s a good instinct to remember this coming weekend. As we celebrate Mother's Day, I encourage you all to take good care of Mom. The more that mothers and motherhood can be kept healthy and well, the more that our families and our broader societies can be kept healthy and well. The more that mothers can be strengthened with love and blessings, the stronger and more blessed we all will be.
Recently one mother told me that her adult children deride her for spending so much time at church. Some day they will realize that any comfort and solace that God gives to Mom will bear fruit for them too.
We will always be in the spiritual womb of our mothers. So, God, keep our mothers pure and holy, strong in spirit, and close to you -- and blessings will be incorporated in us as well.
Mothers, like God, share all good gifts with the children. That's a happy Mother's Day indeed.