What makes a mother?
A mother is unconditional love. (Love is a choice.)
A mother is warmth. (Warmth is human compassion.)
A mother is patient. (Patience is how the passionate can persevere.)
A mother is kind. (Kindness is love.)
We believe mothers should be all these things and more. In fact, based on our use of mother to mean the most significant of all, we believe mothers to be everything to us. Mothers as symbols; mothers as metaphors; mothers as living, breathing beings; mothers as our everything.
My wish for this upcoming Mother’s Day is to go big or go home.
I wish for there to be a global commitment to the idea that society benefits when we help the most vulnerable: mothers and children. Mothers who are valued, children who are healthy, happy, and well-educated are going to be more productive.
I wish for mothers to sleep at night without worrying about their children’s health, their children’s hunger, their children’s safety. We have borrowed the earth from our children and when we give it back it will be unrecognizable. It is entirely possible that this generation of children will have a lower life expectancy than their parents and grandparents.
I wish for the world to be a better place for us all. I wish for love to be enough.
What is your Mother’s Day wish?