Today, on Mother’s Day, I want to share with you pictures and words about the women we all should be celebrating today … and everyday. Please note that I am not the artist of any of the pictures or paintings in this post, and I am including the artists’ names right here, thank you. Artists/Sources: Mary Cassatt, Orange County Register, Christian Krohg, Konstantin Razumov, Sarah Job, CafeMom, Eva Gonzales, Justin Taylor, Kerolos Safwat, Today’s Parent, Tristen Jenni Sanderson, Kaite Gliddon, Brittany Luby’s ‘Encounter’, Marcello Castellani, Prekladateľský Blog, The Boston Globe, Simon Silva, Michael Dudash, Sally Bartos, Miriel Smith, Umberto Boccioni, Mai Trung Thu.
On Mother’s Day, we should be celebrating …
Biological mothers, that of whom carefully and wonderfully grew a human inside of them,
Foster mothers who grow a love and bond for a child only to see that child go,
Godmothers and Guardian moms who love a child like their own, and care for that child when life presents difficult circumstances,
Single/Solo moms by choice or by circumstance,
Mother-in-laws who do their very best to welcome their child’s spouse into the family, and maintain some sort of relationship for their child’s sake,
Stepmoms who put forth the uttmost dedication and love for their partner’s children,
Moms of the future who will raise children in 5, 25, or 50 years in an unpredictable, rapidly changing world,
Animal mothers who strive to foster good lives and good health for animals,
Grieving mothers who have lost a child at 12 weeks gestation, five months gestation, thirteen years, or fifty – loss is loss, and all these moms deserve to grieve.
Moms of special needs children who put forth an incredible energy and instant love for their child’s well-being,
The live in nannies who are many times more motherly figures to the child than their own mother,
Mothers expecting by pregnancy or otherwise,
Women missing their own mothers, grandmothers and mother figures in heaven,
Adoptive mothers who have found children to love, but most of all, to strive to give the best life to,
Grieving mothers who live in the unbeknownst, moms of children snatched in India, and moms of daughters that are the missing and murdered indigenous women of Canada, they need to grieve.
Child advocates that fight for the best life for each and every child that crosses their path,
Women who choose not to be mothers, for whatever reason, and still feel a deep void,
Mothers who are sick and unwell,
Mothers who are working the frontlines and cannot see their children, any mother unable to hold their child,
Surrogate mothers who give hope to families yet never get to raise the baby they grew inside of them,
Aunts who put all their maternal energy and force into love for their neices and nephews,
New moms who are uncertain and scared, new moms going through maternal mental health struggles,
Women trying to concieve, longing to be a mom,
Grandmothers, who are simply that – grand, as they continue to be the glue within families.