Mother’s day is that special occasion where every year, around this time, we get to thank our mothers for everything they do. Mothers come in different forms though. We celebrate our mothers who brought us into this world wholeheartedly, as they’ve been with us through thick and thin. However, we would be remiss if we didn’t also celebrate those unofficial mothers who have made a mark in our lives by supporting us emotionally, physically, or otherwise. Some may have raised and loved us, while others may have nourished us back to health when they were under no obligation to do so. This Mother’s day, we also honor the mothers who had to care and provide for their offspring by themselves as single parents. Indeed, mothers do deserve to be held at the highest esteem for who and what they represent for their children and spouse! They are there for their loved ones whether they feel like it or not, whether they feel well or sick and needing to be cared for, and whether they feel happy or sad and craving some alone time. From the very beginning, mothers make a vow to care, provide, and protect their family, whatever it takes; even if it means putting themselves last on their priority list.
Hats off to all mothers out there for continually showing their love and dedication.
Happy Mother’s Day!!!
Louise Beaubrun-Macaluso, PhD