Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there. (And to anyone who has ever helped raise or nurture a child not their own, as well.)
Today’s gift to all of us is this moving poem “To The Moms Out There Who Love Someone On the Autism Spectrum,” by Kerry Magro, an autistic man who grew up with a mom who supported and challenged him as a child and adult.
A lot of what Kerry says about his mother is true for most mothers. Though our children may not be on the autism scale, all of our children are unique and none of them are easy to raise. To be a good mother requires a diverse combination of talents and skills and an unending sense of commitment and dedication.
I hope your Mothers Day is filled with gratitude for your amazing accomplishments. I hope you are filled with a deep satisfaction and pride for your achievements. And I hope you forgive yourself for any perceived mistakes or shortcomings that may lessen your joy.
Today is a day to celebrate. Enjoy it.