How does one define motherhood accurately, sufficiently and wholly? Moms come in assorted ages, sizes, backgrounds and careers; yet, every single one of us shares something beyond simply raising children. We share a power, an energy, that was passed down from our grandmothers to our mothers, and from our mothers to us.
Marion C. Garretty said, “Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible.” Often, it isn’t until after you become a mom that you realize how capable and dynamic you really are. You gain a newfound respect for your own mother, realizing that it was her effort and sacrifice that led to a generational harnessing of maternal power and empowerment. Now that’s a definition we can get behind! It’s comprehensive. It’s enveloping. It says it all.
Gone are the days of single image representation for “mom”. For some, motherhood now embodies entrepreneurship, breaking glass ceilings in corporate settings and solidifying a legacy for their children. Other moms find purpose in readying home-cooked meals for the family. Still, others spend hours attaining degrees in higher education. Mothers aren’t one-dimensional caricatures; we are women taking the reigns of our own lives and defining “mom” in ways that fit us as individuals. This Mother’s Day, we salute you, moms, whether you are wielding a briefcase, baking dish, biology book or baby bottle.
We’re standing with the moms grocery shopping with oversized shades hiding dark circles, putting in extra hours starting their own businesses, saving binkies from hitting dirty floors, calming toddlers in the middle of public tantrums, slaving over hot stoves or ordering take-out after a long day at the office, checking under beds for The Boogieman and putting cartoon Band-Aids on tiny boo-boos.
To all of the Super-Moms of the world somehow keeping it all together and making it appear effortless, we raise our MOMosas high and toast to you. We are grateful to have you along with us on this Mom Life Yo journey, and we honor you on your special day for all that you do to brighten the lives of everyone around you.
Happy Mother’s Day from T and Breegan!
With lots of love,
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