This Mother’s Day, May 10th, will be different than others. Many of us cannot celebrate with our mothers this year, but that won’t stop us from celebrating motherhood and moms everywhere.
“I can imagine no heroism greater than motherhood.” —Lance Conrad
Moms Who Gained Three New Jobs Overnight
Most moms right now are juggling working from home with serving as interim teacher’s aide while also trying to keep their families safe – all while making sure the kids don’t get too stressed or scared about what’s happening in the world. They also often serve as entertainment director. And more.
“If you are a mom, you are a superhero. Period.” –Rosie Pope
Moms We Can’t See
Many of us have gained a new appreciation for our mothers, especially those of us who haven’t been able to spend time with ours. To keep them safe, we have to stay away. No one has helped us feel the poignancy of that more than New York’s Governor, Andrew Cuomo, who has put a very human face on the pandemic by introducing “Matilda’s Law – a state order, named after his mother Matilda, designed to help protect older people, and those with compromised immune systems.
“When you look at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.” —Mitch Albom
Moms Who Gave Birth During a Pandemic
Some brand-new moms have had an experience unlike the rest of us. They’ve been limited on being able to have people with them during childbirth; they’ve worried about the risk to their babies, but they’ve been strong enough to bring new life – and new hope – into the world.
“Motherhood is the biggest gamble in the world. It is the glorious life force. It’s huge and scary—it’s an act of infinite optimism.” –Gilda Radner
We also celebrate all the future moms.
“We have a secret in our culture, and it’s not that birth is painful. It’s that women are strong.” —Laura Stavoe Harm
To all moms out there, Happy Mother’s Day!
“The world needs our mothers.” —Liya Kebede