Celebrating Mothers with a Big “M” and a Little “m”

Mother’s Day honors the mothers who cared for us and nurtured us as we grew.

Many celebrate with the mother they call Mom. This is the big “M” mom. The one who kissed wounds and gave hugs; the one who dried our tears and encouraged us.

But today we also celebrate the little “m” moms. These are the women who were likely not there for our births. They walked alongside us, often not even realizing the gifts of mothering they gave us. They are neighbors, teachers, aunts, coaches, counselors, and more. Like Mom, these moms tended and encouraged us.

So today, I give thanks for the Mom who loved me but left this life too soon. And I thank all the moms who bridged the gap.

Happy Mother’s Day!


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