I wish I could write half as well as this gifted gal. I feel like I can't express my deep love for my mothers like GGC did in this paragraph:
Every day I learn something new as a mother, but as we approach Mothers Day I would like to pay homage to the motherS. The motherS who have raised me and the motherS who come and read this blog and the motherS through time, all insightful and encouraging and inspiring, all of whom have ideas and opinions. The "it takes a village" mentality is in all of us. We all want to impart our wisdom, to share our stories, to help each other. It is one of the great wonders of the woman, her solidarity with other mothers, new mothers like me; her ability to mother as a mom, a grandma, a great grandma and beyond. And to all of the "moms" who have raised me... All the mothers I have loved before, I thank you for offering your love and insight to me, my first year with a little one, my first year as a mommy.Ditto! I am very grateful to so many women, mothers, who have contributed to my life, my success and molding me into a good human being. I don't think women could survive without the helping hands of other women, mothers. I guess for me, this mother's day is more of a sisterhood day. A day where we mothers show appreciation to other mothers with tokens of love and adoration for all that they have done in the previous year's time, for us. For me. (As for the men... let it be a day that they honor us and ALL that we do for them.)
I love you, Mom and Mom2. Thank you for loving me when I am weak and feel small. Thank you for respecting the decisions I make. Thank you for spending time with me in person or on the phone. Thank you for your kind gestures and encouraging words. Thank you for spoiling me with your unconditional affection.
Happy Mother's Day to all you wonderful moms out there. Keep up the "good works". ;)