Even though MotherвЂ™s Day has past, may we think upon our mothers with fondness throughout the year. В It is true that not everyone grows up in a perfect household.
Maybe you are one who is finding it hard to think of a good memory that gives honor to your mother. В After all, giving birth doesnвЂ™t make you a mother вЂ¦ mothering makes you a mother. Mothering is nurturing.
MotherвЂ™s Day is the time we reflect on what our mothers mean to us, whether they are still with us or have passed from this life. Mothers have a big reputation to live up to, for they control and shape so much of what the next generation will become. В вЂњThe hand that rocks the cradle, rules the worldвЂќ, is powerful. В В В What makes a great mother? В When I consider my own mother, it wasnвЂ™t that she was perfect, but that she did all she could to give us what she didnвЂ™t have as a child. В My mother did give us something very simple вЂ¦ availability.
Many children come home to empty homes вЂ¦ many sit in day care all day and part of the evening. В Some of this canвЂ™t be helped, but much of the reason for this is because of a choice to be outside the home.
It is my hope this MotherвЂ™s Day, mothers everywhere will be the ones reflectingвЂ¦who are they and what are they passing onto their children? В What lasting impression will they leave? В Are we sacrificing for our families? Are we investing quality time with each unique life we have been entrusted with? В Will we simply be available?