I really believe that all mom’s try their very best but it is such a tough, all-consuming, unselfish and demanding job that it can occasionally – or permanently – overwhelm even the strongest amongst us. Some would argue Mother’s Day is a ‘Hallmark holiday’ but who really cares? If it reminds us to take a few minutes out of our increasingly self-absorbed lives to reach out to a woman (or man) who gave you unlimited love, unstinting encouragement and ever-constant support to make you the person you are today then it can’t be all bad. To all the mom’s I know – whether biological, adoptive, step, or foster – thank you and here’s wishing you a day full of laughter and love this Mother’s Day!
Every mom mothers in her own unique way. My mother had my sister and I when she was very young and I am not sure how she and my father actually managed to be such good parents, practically being kids themselves. Somehow, they managed to raise two educated, liberated, creative, self-sufficient globe-trotting daughters before it become common to do so. While my dad taught us to use tools and take care of our cars my momma taught us how to read and write, keep house, cook, bake, sew, embroider, knit, crochet, garden, watch soap operas, and enjoy a gossipy coffee klatch all before first grade. It wasn’t until I had my own children that I realized the unrelenting work a mother does or how effortlessly my mom handled the job. She set a great example for me to follow, for which I am deeply grateful. Thanks my momma!