I think the British have it more right and celebrate “Mothering Day.” My daughter has made sure I get a card or a phone call on that day since living in the UK which is how I got introduced to the holiday. Don’t get me wrong, I think celebrating mothers is great but there’s so much more to mothering that doesn’t necessarily involve a biological connection, age, or maybe even gender. Women in general, but anyone who has an influence in a child’s life should be appreciated and thanked. That means that whether you’ve given birth or not, and, you have a child or two in your life that you love or care about, or lookout for, we thank you, we celebrate you, we honor the job you do.
You never know what a child will remember most about their childhood, or the people they meet along the way. For me, two of the most memorable and awesome women I remember were single ladies, one a neighbor, the other a teacher, and neither had a child of their own. But they had me, through the kindness and encouragements.
Today I wrote on my Facebook Status:
To all the women in my life, young & old, thank you for the way you care about the kids in your life, the job you do, the example you are, of a strong & swell woman of the planet. You represent, you rock!
Happy Mother’s Day