welcomed me, demonstrated love, kindness, and patience, all while showing strength and humility. These women are the mothers of my life and will be on my mind and in my heart this Mother’s Day.
While searching for inspiration, I found a blog that spoke to celebrating Mother’s Day, which focused on other mothers — casual mother figures: “People in our lives that don’t fit the mum role but come through for us with support, advice, and love when we need it most. Some are blood-related, some are assigned to us, and others happen to just find themselves in our lives at the right place and right time.”
The blog goes on to say: “It’s impossible to categorize and pinpoint all the people that have 'mothered' us over the years. There is the friend that brings you food when you’re sick, the neighbor who watched you as a kid, a friend’s mom who embraces her kid’s friends as her own. These women hold special places in our lives and hearts for whatever selfless acts they perform to make us feel cared for and cherished.”
I like to think of these women as angels, assigned by God, knowingly or not. I want to thank and honor these women not just on Mother’s Day but every day. They helped me become the woman, sister, friend, wife, mother that I am today.
1 Corinthians 16:14 — Let all that you do be done in love.
In His Name, Janet
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