Mother’s Day wishes are swirling all over the ‘Net. Happy Mother’s Day, Mom. Happy Mother’s Day in honor of my precious babies who are now grown up. Happy Mother’s Day, dear Mama Earth who helped birth all of us, big and small.
I want to add another Mother’s Day wish to those of us humans who have never labored and given birth to real live squalling babies with red faces.
This Mother’s Day wish goes to those who’ve mothered strangers, neighbors, friends. Those among us who’ve nurtured, cared for, helped young children, teenagers, the suffering, the sick, the despairing, the dying.
We’ve all mothered. We’ve all fathered. It doesn’t matter if we’ve pushed that baby out of our physical womb.
What matters is that we’ve stuck with people and situations that needed long-term love, long-term caring. We’ve persevered. We haven’t turned our parental faces from those who needed us.
What is a mother except one who (hopefully) loves us unconditionally, who supports us through our ups and downs, who sees in us what we can’t yet see in ourselves?
Thus, I wish a Happy Mother’s Day to those who have mothered brothers and sisters on this planet. Who have mothered that which needed mothering. Those who did not turn away from those who needed help, love, connection.
Bless you. Bless every one of you.