Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.” —Robert Browning
May I just say, Happy Mother’s Day to all of you out there who are mothers or act like mothers. I hope you get breakfast in bed, or lunch out, or that long distance phone call you’re waiting for. I hope you get whatever it is you need today.
I’ll be calling my own mama here in a little bit and, as much as Mama Kat and I have our differences, I know no one cares for me more than her. It’s just that mother/daughter relationships can be kind of complicated. But isn’t that the way it is with any sort of relationship? We’re human and we all have baggage and, well, there it is.
Some of you have fierce mamas like mine. Shoot, some of you may be fierce mamas. Others may have sweet, quiet mamas. Some of you may have (or be) never-stop mamas who work and run and keep the chaos under control. Mothers come in all shapes and sizes and temperaments. Sometimes life gives us the mother we need. In other cases we find mothering in someone else who cares for us like a mother. Doesn’t matter. It’s all motherhood.
In the animal realm, mothering instincts often create some odd pairings.
So, whether you mother your children or siblings, or nieces and nephews, or friends and neighbors, or your fur-kids, here’s to you!
Happy Mother’s Day!
(Now I'm off to call my mama.)