Everyone who has been born has a mother, a special person who has given them life and a place in the world. I am grateful to my mother who showed me what it was to love in so many ways. Without her I wouldn’t know how to cook, clean, be affectionate and so much more. She was my advocate as a young student who had learning differences. Mom got me the help I needed to get through school and through the early years of my life. I really don’t know where I would be without her.

Unfortunately there are many people who don’t have that person in their lives. Some mothers have not had the ability to raise their kids because they made some bad choices in their lives or because of circumstances beyond their control.

There have been other women and even some men who have filled in for that motherly role some boys and girls have needed. I have known many women who have made a difference in the lives of young people in this way. They have been a willing to be the feminine influence that is needed in the world.

Mothers come in all shapes and sizes. They are not perfect but those who have assumed the role of mom its not a matter of being perfect but being available to answer the call.

I am thankful for those women who have been faithful to the kids of the world who have needed them. Everyday should be a mother’s day.


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