I wanted to take a moment to give a “Thank you” to the following groups on Mother’s Day…
THANK YOU to all the hardworking moms of the world who put their children’s needs before their own. Whether you work two jobs to put food on the table, forgo a decent night’s sleep to take care of your sick child, or wrestle every day with the decisions you make wondering if they’re the right ones. Happy Mother’s Day!
THANK YOU to all the adoptive moms and step-moms of the world who are raising children that are not biologically theirs. It can be tough when people treat you like you’re not a “real” parent because you didn’t give birth to a child. You are just as hard-working, loving, and supportive as parents who are related by blood. A “real” mom is someone who steps up to fill the place when another mom isn’t able or refuses the responsibility. Happy Mother’s Day!
THANK YOU to all the grandmothers raising or helping to raise your grandchildren. Although you might not get around as fast as you used to, your knowledge and wisdom are priceless. Thank you for trying to teach the next generation everything you learned. Your skills are valuable and appreciated. Happy Mother’s Day!
THANK YOU to all the ladies who are taking care of pets instead of human children. Just because your “baby” has four legs, paws, feathers, or gills, it doesn’t make you any less of a caring and loving person. Some people weren’t meant to have babies and that’s absolutely fine. All God’s creatures are precious and he’s gracious enough to entrust them to our care. Happy Mother’s Day!
THANK YOU to all the children of the world who are caring for their elderly, sick parents. It can be heartbreaking to have to become the caregiver of the person who took care of you for so many years. Once the roles are reversed and you have to slowly watch your support system become no longer able to perform the basic functions…it can be devastating. Your patience and care for them are invaluable.
Finally, one last shout out to all those who are facing their first Mother’s Day without their moms this year. I know several people who have lost a parent to illness and this will be the first time in their lives that they have no reason to celebrate today. Celebrate it ANYWAY. Just because your mom is not physically present doesn’t mean that she’s not with you in spirit!
Happy Mother’s Day!!
Thanks for reading and have a good one!