I would like to start off by saying, I am not a mom, and I have no claim to know what moms go through, but I do have a vast appreciation for many moms, so here are my thoughts:
In my life I have known a lot of moms, between family, friends, clients, coworkers, etc. And the one thing that they all have in common is that they are the strongest women I know. To care for someone so selflessly, to always put another person before yourself, and always be striving to be the best for yourself and for that impressionable person, is the most commendable thing I have ever witnessed.
I have watched children grow up and still rely on their moms for support (I still call my mom when I’m sick, and my mother- in- law has always been there for me whenever I have needed it). Moms are always there for you, even when dealing with their own struggles and lives.
In the last few years I have watched young, strong, capable, and caring women become moms and grow into independent women. I have watched “step” moms accept someone else’s child as their own, and be a role model for those children. I have watched all of this in admiration, and trying to remember when I become a mom someday, to remember how beautiful you women are, and how strong and amazing you have been.
I don’t know first hand, like I said, but I know it’s one of the toughest things you can do in life, and I commend you. I commend you for all your sleepless nights, all the stress of hoping every day that you did the right thing, and for always putting someone else first.
You are extraordinary.
Thank you for every single thing each and every one of you do.
Happy Mother’s Day.