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Through the years Mother’s Day has been celebrated as a day to
show respect, honor, and appreciation for those who have taken
care of us and have loved us through the difficult times and the
good times, and who have taught us how to deal with the hardships
Mothers have been a source of knowledge, a reservoir of love
and forgiveness, and a protector to those in need of protection.
They feel a connection to those they care about. Mothers can be
tender, sympathetic, nurturing, protective, and kind. They are the
very foundation of society.
Some of us did not have nurturing, caring, and protective mothers.
Mother’s Day can be full of turbulent emotions when children have
been neglected. They often carry the wound of that for a very long time.
Yet, neglect can be overcome, life can get better, and hope can grow in
the hearts of those whose mothers were emotionally unavailable.
There are unsung angels among us. Mothers who are not biologically
connected to those they care for, yet they take the time for those in need.
They choose to be emotionally available, nurturing, and supportive to
those who need a mother’s touch. Sometimes they give for a moment
in time: a sympathetic glance, a warm smile, or words of encouragement
to another who needs such kindness.
Some women offer to teach others to cook or give them tips
for parenting a child. There are times when women help us in our
spiritual journeys and they bring us closer to God.
If we can learn that we all need nurturing, protecting, and guidance
from other women to survive well in this world, perhaps we will find the
courage to step up to the plate and do our part to help transform our world
into a place of acceptance and safety. Happy Mother’s Day
to those strong women who reach out and give freely to those in need
of a mother’s love.