As I sit back and reflect on Mother’s Day my heart is overwhelmed. I’m brought to tears of joy, thankfulness and love for my mom, business partner and friend. My mom is simply amazing and I cannot imagine life without her. After all, who else could put up with me, raise 5 kids, start this wonderful company, get their Master of Public Health from the U of M and be the Director of a crisis pregnancy center all while being married to her high school sweetheart for 35yrs and counting?!?! Yes, you guessed it, Super Woman ! ! !
Thank you Mom. Thank you for laying down your life for all of us day in and day out. Your unselfish love has been a pillar of strength for all of us and we wouldn’t be the people we are today without you. Thank you for all the long and hard hours you put in everyday. Thank you for being my business partner and Thank You for saying “Yes” to the call of motherhood.
Motherhood. That’s one complex word. Life has shown me there is no right path to motherhood. It can be a bumpy, long and difficult road. It can be a fast or unexcepted road. Motherhood can take on many different forms, yet each one is so unique and so beautiful.
Here is to Mom’s of every kind…
To those who gave birth this year to their first child—we celebrate with you.
To those who lost a child this year – we mourn with you.
To those who are in the trenches with little ones every day and wear the badge of food stains – we appreciate you.
To those who experienced loss through miscarriage, failed adoptions, or running away—we mourn with you.
To those who walk the hard path of infertility, fraught with pokes, prods, tears, and disappointment – we walk with you. Forgive us when we say foolish things. We don’t mean to make this harder than it is.
To those who are foster moms, mentor moms, and spiritual moms – we need you.
To those who have warm and close relationships with your children – we celebrate with you.
To those who have disappointment, heart ache, and distance with your children – we sit with you.
To those who lost their mothers this year – we grieve with you.
To those who experienced abuse at the hands of your own mother – we acknowledge your experience . We send you love and support.
To those who are single moms- we are here for you with love and support.
To those who lived through driving tests, medical tests, and the overall testing of motherhood – we are better for having you in our midst.
To those who have aborted children – we remember them and you on this day.
To those who are single and long to be married and mothering your own children – we mourn that life has not turned out the way you longed for it to be.
To those who step-parent – we walk with you on these complex paths.
To those who envisioned lavishing love on grandchildren -yet that dream is not to be, we grieve with you.
To those who will have emptier nests in the upcoming year – we grieve and rejoice with you.
To those who placed children up for adoption — we commend you for your selflessness and remember how you hold that child in your heart.
And to those who are pregnant with new life, both expected and surprising –we anticipate with you This Mother’s Day, we walk with you.
Mothering is not for the faint of heart and we have real warriors in our midst. We remember you.
Much love to all you Warriors out there we call Mom,