Today was my first Mother’s Day without my mom, and it was a lot harder than I expected it to be. For someone who is not a mother, I never imagined how much I would appreciate flowers, cards, and “thinking of you” texts on Mother’s Day.
I could use this space to write something about my wonderful mama, but I already did that here.
So instead, I dedicate this one to all the “mothers”:
The small group leaders
The camp counselors
The church ladies
…Thank you. Thank you for the role you have played not just in my life, but also in the lives of so many women.
Because some of us have lost mothers
Some of us never knew our mothers
Some of us have strained relationships with our mothers
Some of us have lost children
Some of us will never be mothers.
But we all need a friend, a role model, a voice of reason and wisdom. And you have been that.
Don’t let society’s definition of the word “mother” lead you to believe that you are less important or unworthy of being celebrated. We need each other, and for that—for you—I am thankful.