Muttertag

8 May

Mother and Son(Image by Andy415 used under CC 2.0 via)
 

A very happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful mothers I have had the pleasure of knowing, not least of all my own.

And to those of you who have lost your mothers,

And to those of you who have lost a child,

And to those of you who had to take care of your mothers (and yourselves) much earlier than the rest of us had to,

And to those of you who have tried hard to become mothers despite what neighbors (or politicians) may have said,

And to those of you who have tried hard to become mothers despite what nature ultimately decided,

And to those of you who are not mothers but have raised a child as well as any mother could,

In gratitude and with the deepest respect.

 

 

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5 Responses to “Muttertag”

  1. Susan Sullivan May 8, 2016 at 5:17 pm #

    Dad & I are both smiling/crying. What an amazing child we have. How grateful we are. Love, World’s Luckiest Mom

  2. stanley23 May 9, 2016 at 3:22 pm #

    🙂

  3. Ahab the Whaler May 9, 2016 at 7:25 pm #

    What about those of us who just have nice mothers? With no dramatic moments to mention?

    • Emily Sullivan Sanford May 9, 2016 at 7:38 pm #

      Implicated in the first line – although perhaps I should add “those I don’t know but anyone would be happy to know.”

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