I wanted to share this beautifully inclusive message, sent by a dear friend several years ago.
Happy Mother’s Day
A day for all of us who have loved
our own children, and the wonderful four
legged, winged and other creatures
who have graced our lives; for the students
and patients we have nurtured, and the people
in our lives we have gently loved and treasured,
giving our best when we often felt our worst
and feared we were empty… this is the grace
and strength of all women and men who
mother others… and who know how to hold
on and how to let go.