Sometimes other people say it so perfectly that the only thing we need to do is introduce their words to you. Here’s too all of you this Mother’s Day and every other day of the year. From Barbara Lazaroff’s piece, “Wishes for a Mother’s Heart”, which you can find the full text of here. She also has a book by the same name that she’s written with Tricia LaVoice.
“Moms deserve to be commemorated each and every day because the job, although joyous, is also 24/7 and one of the most challenging — and important — jobs a person can embrace. Mothers raise the future of the world, and if anyone argues that this is too broad a statement, consider the sweeping research in childhood development that underscores the benefit of a nurturing mother figure in the development of a balanced, happy and well-functioning individual. Moms have the capacity to instill in their children moral compasses, respect for themselves and others and the spirit of human kindness. We have a spectrum of people in our midst who register higher or lower in these important qualities; some could do well by returning to their moms, but others need to find a surrogate one!”