Celebrated in the United States for over a hundred years, mothers and motherhood have been honored for many centuries. Mixed emotions and sentiments abound in relation to this day.
Remembering: My mother loved and cared for me from before I was born until she died when I was seventeen. She taught me about unconditional love. I will always remember her.
Loving: My mother-in-law opened her home and her heart to me before her son became more than a best friend. She taught me about acceptance. I will always love her.
Cherishing: My daughter-in-law is the daughter I never had – she is the love of my son’s life – and the best mother my grandchildren could possibly have. I will always cherish her.
Grief and celebration: Over the years, I have come to know countless women affected by motherhood. Every one has a “mother story” of their own. There is grief for the children who are not in this world and there is celebration for the children who are expected to be.
Whatever your personal “mother story” holds, remember and know love.