By Sherry Gordon-Harris, Health Alliance
We all know one, you may even be one, or you were blessed to be raised by one. You know exactly what I am talking about. A mom—otherwise known as Mommy, Momma, Mother, Mama and a slew of other nicknames that come with her role.
Some of these moms are different, though. Not all may be flesh and blood. Some adopt, some took on roles to be a team mom, and some may care for four-legged creatures. However they came to be mothers, they all deserve to be celebrated.
One of the neatest things to watch is someone become a new mom. The instant change of realizing how much love there is to give and how your heart hurts with happiness is indescribable.
May is the month we celebrate mothers, and no matter what kind of mom they are, one thing they all have in common is LOVE! We celebrate all moms for giving birth, feeding, clothing, playing, crying with and for you, and loving you through good times and tough times.
To those who have lost your mother, my heart hurts for you, and I send my deepest condolences. Please know there are resources out there for you, like www.ourhouse-grief.org/grief-pages/death-of-a-parent/adult-death-of-a-parent/.
I hope you are able to remember the special times and celebrate her. There is an unspeakable bond between a mother and child, and the idea of losing that is simply devastating.
Please remember this Mother’s Day to tell those moms you know just how special they are. Take a little extra time out of your busy schedule to plan ahead and treat them with the same love and care they’ve treated you with for all those years. There is really no one like a mother.
Happy Mother’s Day to all you moms out there!
Sherry Gordon-Harris is a community liaison at Health Alliance. She’s a wife and mother of two boys. She enjoys traveling, collecting dolls and hosting princess parties and pageants.
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