Happy Mother’s Day
“There is an instinct in a woman to love most her own child – and an instinct to make any child who needs her love, her own.” ~Robert Brault
I consider myself fortunate to have had more than one mother in my life. Each have given me many gifts, just by being who they are.
To my birth mother, I thank her for life, love and for the sacrifice she made to give me a better life. Without her, I would not exist.
To my Aunt Sarah, who raised me as her own, I thank her for unconditional love, guidance and selflessness.
To my paternal Grandmother, a widow who raised nine children during the depression, I thank her for her love, and incredible strength and teaching by example.
To my mom-in law Bryna (Mom), I thank her for her love and acceptance. She always made me feel like her birth daughter.
To my friend Gloria, whom I’ve adopted as my surrogate mom. I thank her for her friendship, love, and authenticity.
All of these women have helped shape my life in ways they may never know. I understand that not everyone is fortunate to have a mother with whom they have a close relationship. For that reason, as well as my own experiences, I chose the opening quote. Open your heart, and you will find the love you seek.by