|Mom says this is the best Mother's Day gift ever!|
My mom is an amazingly supportive and caring person. I call her every single weekday morning and I thank her whenever I can for being my mentor, my friend and my foundation. I don't know what I would do without those daily phone calls. She lives hours away from me, but she helps me as much as if she was my neighbor. Through our daily talks I calm down when my children frazzle me with their morning antics. She listens to my concerns and frustrations; she laughs with me about the beautiful craziness that is my family; and she shares memories with me that I will cherish forever. Thank you, Mom. I will always love you! I celebrate you every day and am so thankful that you are such an integral part of my life.
Mother Earth is the mother of us all. When my children and husband ask me what I want for Mother's Day each year, the answer is always the same: let's enjoy the Earth! Traditionally, we plant things on Mother's Day weekend. This year we will be planting a butterfly bush that was given to me by my beautiful mother-in-law and preparing a garden patch for the tomato seedlings we started a few weeks ago.
Remember to celebrate our Mother Earth this weekend!
Children are the Future. Not just my children (whom I adore, admire, and marvel at on a daily basis) but all children. In every neighborhood there are children who struggle. So many mothers live alone, trying to support their families and raise their children. They do what they need to do and it never seems to be enough. They work day and night to make ends meet and then often face harsh criticism about their level of involvement with their children. I promise you that ALL MOTHERS do the best they can. No one gives birth to a child hoping that the child's life will be lonely, difficult, or sad. All mothers see their babies and see a vibrant ray of hope.
In the spirit of Mother's Day, I encourage you all to think about helping out a mom who is struggling. Invite her children to your home for a playdate. Make extra food and deliver it or freeze it for her family so that they can have a home-cooked meal. Ask if she needs anything from the grocery store. Do something to lighten the load of a single mom. Let's unite mothers everywhere...because it really does take a village to raise a child.
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