Each year, we celebrate Mother’s Day, a day set aside to celebrate the women in our lives who have special meaning to us… the women who have played a significant role in our upbringing, who have loved us dearly, guided us and with whom we feel a very special connection. These women may be our own dear mother, a grandmother, an aunt or big sister motherly figure, or a carer, all of whom have guided us and helped us to grow.
Mother’s Day is also a special day to acknowledge all women who have experienced different or difficult circumstances in life… those who no longer have their mothers, those who have lost their children through different circumstances and are not able to hold or cradle them in their arms. We also think of women who dearly desire motherhood but are unable to have children yet. Mother’s Day can, for so many, be a very sad reminder of a loved mother who is no longer with them.
It’s a day to remember with gratitude all the times these women have been a source of strength and guidance and have been there for support when we have needed it… providing us with values to live by and resilience to bounce back when things get difficult.
Motherhood can be difficult and challenging at times. There can be lots to laugh about and lots of tears and sorrow. We need to be grateful to all mothers everywhere who have come to the aid of others with encouragement, empowerment and strength of character and who have influenced other women, throughout history.
Mother’s Day is a great day to embrace all mothers everywhere, and to encourage all women to be the very best that they can be.