Happy Mothers Day

Happy Mothers’ Day to all mothers: all overworked mothers and underpaid mothers; all frazzled and joyful and superhero mothers; all grieving and wanting and broken mothers.
Happy Mothers’ Day to those whose children do not call, whose children do not write, whose children do not appreciate them.

Happy Mothers’ Day to those who love their children without hope of ever being loved in return.

Happy Mothers’ Day for those with sick kids and well kids and wild kids and thoughtful kids. Happy Mothers Day to those holding their children’s hands in hospital beds or mental institutions or prisons. Happy Mothers Day to those who love their children, despite the fact that their society, their culture or their government has turned its back on them.

Happy Mothers’ Day to those for whom a day’s meal for a hungry child represents a monumental struggle.

Happy Mothers’ Day to those whose children are buried in the ground.

Happy Mothers’ Day to those who, every day, desperately hope to become mothers.

Happy Mothers’ Day to those who have made mistakes, who have screwed up, and who still hope for something more, who still strive to be the person their children need them to be.
Happy Mothers’ Day to those who are sick – sick in their bodies, sick in their hearts, sick in their minds. Happy Mothers Day to those who pray for wellness.

Happy Mothers’ Day to all of us who continue to love, continue to hope, continue to struggle every day on behalf of our children. May Love flow through you, in you and out of you. May you be Love forever.

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