Send that Gift…to a Mother Who Needs It!

It’s Mother’s Day. When Anna Jarvis trademarked the name in 1912, it is said that she specifically wanted it to be singular, rather than plural. Her intent was that individual Mothers would be celebrated, not all of the Mothers in the world.* I don’t have the imagination to think of each individual Mother in the […]

Our Daughters, Our Sisters

Mother’s Day is approaching. I am one of the lucky mothers. I may not see or speak to every one of my children and grandchildren on this coming Sunday, but as of today, I know that they are safe and well. They have not been stolen. They have not been killed or maimed by accident […]

…on Being Your Mother (on Mother’s Day)

NOTE.  This is one of a series of requested letters that will be posted under “Form Letters” for those of you who would like an idea or a template for a letter of your own.  An additional letter child to a mother is filed under that category. Dear Child of Mine, Life changed in the […]

If I could have had anyone…(on Mother’s Day)

…I would have had you. But, of course, you’re too young to be my mother.  And so you are my friend. And you have mothered me, mentored me, loved me and taught me.  I look at you and know that if there is anyone in the world who loves me unconditionally, it is you.  If […]

What do you REALLY think, Mother?

NOTE: For those of you looking for Mother’s Day Letters, just check under form letters or press the tag for “Mother’s Day”.   I’ve never quite grasped the true meaning of Mother’s Day.  Although it’s an interesting concept. Is it like Labor Day…but a day off for Mothers? Is it a training ground for young […]

…To Mom on Mother’s Day

NOTE.  This is one of a series of requested letters that will be posted under “Form Letters” for those of you who would like an idea or a template for a letter of your own.  An additional letter from Mother to her Children is filed under “Form Letters” as “…on Being Your Mother”. Dear Mother, […]

Identity Crisis on Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is coming. (Shallow breathing …rapid heart rate…a small twist in the stomach.) None of this anxiety has to do with Mother’s Day.  It has to do with holidays and commitment and trying to live to my purpose.  All of my followers know that my mission for this blog has morphed a bit through […]

Mother’s Day

I’m thinking about Osama Bin Laden’s mother. Well, actually, I don’t even know if she’s alive.  It’s the concept. Because for each of us who are celebrating Mother’s day in the arms of our family, receiving gifts, calls, cards and letters;  there is another mother whose child is vilified by the world, or incarcerated, or […]

Another Mother’s Day

When I think of myself as a mother I think of myself as a daughter.  Mom died 12 years ago today. In the last years of her life we had forged a bond of reciprocal love. But in many ways, I missed having a mother.  I can’t remember a time in my childhood when my […]

Mother of the Day

Dear Daughter-in-Law, This is a Mother’s Day of rejoicing. I have five daughters: two by fortunate birth and three more by choice.   I am grateful to each of you for mothering my grandchildren. I toast you as precious women whose courage, tenacity and steadfast commitment to raising admirable young people I recognize and appreciate. You […]

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