09 May 2010

Mother's Day

I love this quote that I stole from this website:

Whether or not a baby has ever miraculously come out of your body, you are a mother. You have helped mother me, or your sister, or your girlfriend, or your cousin, or your neighbor, or a stranger. You have wiped a tear or a bottom. You have given counsel. You have talked someone you love off a ledge. You have nurtured and natured and gently nudged her to keep going when she was sure she couldn't. You have read a storybook, shoveled a walk, waved across the parking lot, not even realizing you were saving someone's life.

And there was a day in the not so distant past that it would have meant the whole world to read these words. So, to all of you who mother me and those around you without receiving a card today...Happy Mother's Day!

I also love this photo taken by Karen. I think it captures well the peace and joy I get from mothering Zoë. Sweet one, it is my greatest honor to be your mother. Today I celebrate this gift and responsibility. And to all of my mamas, grand-mamas and friend-mamas...I send you all the love & gratitude my heart can hold!


Neena said...

I love that you posted this. It is so beautiful and close to my heart. Thank you for giving me the nurture and loves that you do. It means so so much. I love you and couldn't be more thankful and proud to have you as my sister.


Chibuzor Okpeh (Iconio) said...

cool pics I love them