Happy Mother's Day!
“A mother is your first friend, your best friend, your forever friend.” —Unknown
It is with a smile that I write a warm Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers this weekend. My life has been shaped and deeply influenced by my mother, my grandmother, mother-in-love, aunties and many mother figures. I am blessed beyond words by these superwomen and their heroic feats of love, support, survival, creativity, guidance and protection.
My heart and prayers also go out to so many that no longer have their mothers. The tears that they shed and the enormous hole that has been left in their heart and life as they learn a new normal and consider how to move on day after day hearing the gentle nudges from beyond, seeing her reflection in rainbows and feeling her touch in gentle breezes.
I am excited that the world takes a moment, day, weekend to honor, pay homage and celebrate the role and love of the mother(s) in their community. For our celebration, I look forward to sharing food, fun with family as we spend time with my mom Lois, mom-in-love Cheryle and my sister Val who are all amazing mothers. We send love to my sister Deavon who lives in Milwaukee and give many shout outs, cards and calls to those we love.
However you may be celebrating, I wish all of the Mommas, Mommies, Big Mamas, M’Dears, Grandmas, Great Grandmas, Nanas, Mothers and Moms the sweetest of days. May you feel loved, cherished, respected and honored.
Hugs and Love to you all!