Are We Not All Mothers?

A post I did in 2011 about some of the mothers in my life.

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Happy Mother’s Day!  First I want to start out by letting the mothers in my life know how much I love them.  When I say mothers I mean anyone who has successfully mothered me throughout my life.

I was lucky to be born to an amazing mother.  There are women who set mothering aside as a tangential part of their lives.  Not my Mom.  It is her whole life.  She has spent over 30 years of her life mothering children.  She had her first baby at 22 and now at 54 still has 2 children under 15 at home.   It is a career of mothering.

My mother’s greatest gift is her ability to nurture.  She is the oldest daughter in a family of 8 and from an early age she nurtured her siblings on a daily basis.  She taught them how to read, cook, and consoled both bruised shins and…

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