Sunday, May 12, 2013

Mothers and mothering...

A sweet friend wished me a happy "mothering" day. She explained that's what it's called in Europe and that it's meant to honor all who 'mother' in any way. So to all who are mothers, may be mothers in the future, or who give love, kindness, and compassion to those around you... Happy Mothering Day... May you be blessed with all you hope for.

"All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother." - Abraham Lincoln

On Mother's Day -

To mom - Thank you for giving me both roots and wings, for teaching me correct principles and setting me on the right path.  Thanks for the late nights and early mornings, the sleepless hours spent worrying and praying. Thanks for all you continue to do.

To my sisters both by birth and marriage - Thanks for being the women you are and raising your children with love and compassion in a challenging and sometimes scary world.

To my aunts and grandmothers - Thank you for your examples of care and devotion.

To friends both old and new - Thank you for your kindness and example, for "sharing" your families with me.

To all those who may not be mothers in the strict sense of the word - Thank you for sharing your time, talent, energies, and love with all those around you.

Happy Mother's Day!