Saturday, May 9, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

As I've mentioned in a previous post, mothers come in various forms. So even if I never gave birth to four children, I would feel the nurturing connection of mothering. We nurture in so many ways! Not to mention we have all had mothers of our own.

We nurture the planet every time we pick up a piece of trash, we nurture each other every time we hold a door open for a stranger, every time we listen with compassion, every time we give or take counsel, every time we hug someone. Whether we cry, laugh, or correct someone, we mother.

And I'm not just speaking of the lovely parts of mothering, but the not-so-lovely parts as well. Being firm, standing for discipline when needed, wiping noses and staying up late waiting for growing adolescents to come home. It's all part and parcel.

So here's to motherhood and mothering and being there for one another. And to my own mother, who has always, always been there for me.

Credit: photo courtesy of Aviarios Sloth Sanctuary


  1. Here, here!

    Mothers are great! Mine will always be my lighthouse.

  2. Happy Mother's Day! :)))))

    I loved the cat in your blog ;D

  3. Thank you!!!

    Sweet, are every mother's dream!

    Angela: I know, right? I wish she were mine! She/he reminds me of 'Wally', a male cat I had once, who was an amazing cat, as cats go. This week I'm posting a photo of another kitty (with permission! from Naturegirl's blog) who looks like this one too. Stay tuned.....

  4. I'm a mother to my awesome cat.

    You're AWESOME mom- just like the candles.


  5. Haha, "Her candles are awesome"; best line Ashton every delivered. You rock too, baby girl. You're an awesome kitty mom.