Happy Mother’s Day ~ From the Heart
May 5th, 2015 at 6:06 pm by Terri Aubain
If we’re honest, every day should be Mother’s Day. No person alive is without a debt of gratitude to a woman in the world who carried them in their body. But as we all know, the biological connection to a mother is perhaps the smallest part of motherhood.
The forms of motherhood in the world are numerous. For some of us, our mothers were our grandmothers. For others, a teacher or a neighbor became a mother, protecting and guiding us. Mothers have protected us, nurtured us, accepted us when we felt beyond acceptance, and at times been our very conscience as we’ve made our way.
On this Mother’s Day, I hope you have the opportunity to reach out to all the mothers in your life and let them know you are grateful. For those mothers who are no longer living, take a moment and remember them vividly and thank them with your heart.
Washington Irving had this to say about mothers:
“A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.”
I would also add “mother” is another word for “home.”
Happy Mother’s Day,