My (fully vaccinated) parents are here for a visit and I am elated. All I wanted for Mother’s Day was a brief break from parenting and all my mom wanted was some time with her grandchild. So, today I got to sleep in while she took care of the kiddo. We both win and get to sit down to some scrumptious waffles my husband is making.
I understand that Mother’s Day can bring up many different emotions, so I want to celebrate the day by moving the apostrophe.
On this Mothers’ Day, I want to thank everyone who mothers.
To my own mom, thank you for being you.
To my mother-in-law, thank you for treating me like your own.
To the women who take care of my kiddo at daycare, thank you for making her happy and allowing me to enjoy my own career.
To the moms I chat with regularly, thank you for your advice, support, and hilarious TikTok videos.
To the women who want to be moms but can’t, for whatever reason, I see your struggles. Thank you for sharing your stories, strength, and resilience.
To the women who choose not to be moms, thank you for showing others that there are multiple paths in life.