“The main thing that ever helped mothers was other people mothering them; a chain of mothering that keeps the whole shebang afloat.”
– Anne Lamott
I want to share something that my pal Jena Strong sent out this morning. It says it all so beautifully… Thank you Jena! and happy Mother’s Day to all of you!
Whether or not a baby has ever miraculously come out of your body, you are a mother. You have helped mother me, or your sister, or your girlfriend, or your cousin, or your neighbor, or a stranger. You have wiped a tear or a bottom. You have given counsel. You have talked someone you love off a ledge. You have nurtured and natured and gently nudged her to keep going when she was sure she couldn’t. You have read a storybook, shoveled a walk, waved across the parking lot, not even realizing you were saving someone’s life.