Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there.
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, whether they are biological, adoptive, foster or simply loving women who help the children in their lives who need them. Though our children may not be on the autism scale, all children are unique and none are easy to raise, especially during these challenging times. To be a good mother requires a diverse combination of talents and skills and an unending sense of commitment and dedication.
No matter what kind of “mother” you are, 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.