As Mother’s Day is right around the corner, I’d like to share some personal reflections about this celebration. Every Mother’s Day I try to do something extra special just to show my mom how much I love her and appreciate everything she has done and continues to do for us as our mother. I know how lucky I am to have such a wonderful woman and heroine in my life. Also, I do recognize that not everyone has this blessing.
This is why Mother’s Day can sometimes bring out many different emotions in people. Some women have lost their mothers, women who have absent mothers, women who are desperately trying or have tried to have a baby and become a mother themselves, and women who are single mothers having to be a mother and a father to their children. The list goes on. We all know women like this or maybe those women are ourselves.
So, this year and every year, let me suggest something. On Mother’s Day, let’s celebrate our mothers, the mothers of the world, and the women in our lives who have helped us become the women we are today. Maybe they are your favorite teacher, your aunt, your grandmother, your stepmother, your neighbor, or a friend. We all have “mothered” someone and have shown them love and support in their time of need. Let’s thank and celebrate those women in our lives, too. To me, these women are not only my mother, but they are also my dear friends who, for years, have given me unwavering love and support. I wouldn’t be who I am today without them.
Again, on Mother’s Day, take the time to celebrate not just mothers of the world, but the women who have helped you become the strong and beautiful woman you are!
All the best,
Director of Strategic & Community Initiatives