I would like to say *Happy Mother’s Day* to all the mothers out there!
You come from all walks of life and diverse backgrounds. ALL of you are appreciated today. From the bottom of my heart I wish for you to feel the love vibrating around the world in appreciation of your existence.
I am incredibly fortunate to have a mother who has been actively involved in my life since the day I was born, and would like to dedicate this piece to her.
Her name is Maria, but because of the many lives she has touched over the years working with families she was given the nickname “Mamaria (Mama-riah).”
My sisters and I would like to share our thoughts on our wonderful mom as part of our gift to her.
Why will you enjoy this?
Because for those of you who are mothers, partners, stepmothers, and “second moms” you will read firsthand how your work matters. How what you do everyday, and every moment is so important it changes lives.
For everyone else my wish is for this touch you in some way. To reflect on a female role model or caregiver in your own life, or at the very least find appreciation for what a woman’s hard work and love can instill in her loved ones.
“My Mom is the strongest woman I know. As a parent now, I have a better understanding of what a Mom truly does and goes through for her children. And because of this new understanding I have even MORE love and respect for her. A mother’s love cannot be described into words and is forever truly unconditional. I am lucky to have the best Mom in the world. Thank you for always being there for me, forgiving me, and loving me for me! Happy Mother’s Day, Mom!”
From the Baby:
“God truly gave me sisters and the mom I need. She is a beautiful example of serving others with joy and loving each other in our own way. I can’t put in enough words what she means to me. I love her so very much, and it’s a bonus to be working with her at the same school!”
From the Oldest (Me):
My mother is the epitome of strength and heart. She is always able to move with the changes she sees in her daughters with a *love* that never changes. She has carried the weight of many struggles for this family, and over the years learned to move through her own to find happiness within herself. As I find myself starting over again we share a common bond to haul up our next mountains of change to become even better versions of ourselves; striving for that beautiful view along the way, and on the top.
And what I take away from her that now eternally swirls in core of who I am is
It is never to late to have a beautiful life, but it is up to ME to create it.