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Sunday, May 10, 2009
Mothers Day, 2009
Mothers Day is one of those occasions where, despite the best efforts of commercializers around the world, still really means something. That's a very, very good thing.
I've often contemplated just how complicated we've managed to make this work that we live in these days. It seems that nothing is easy, direct, and honest. Motherhood seems to be one of the exceptions to this sad trend.
In my very humble estimation, the act of being a mother represents the very best that our species could ever hope to accomplish. It exemplifies all the things that really matter most: self-sacrifice, caring, nurturing, leading by example and most importantly, love.
Now this isn't to say or claim that every mother is a good mother and that the act of giving birth is solely what defines motherhood, because it isn't. Being a mother is far more than a biological act: it is a moral, spiritual & loving act more than anything else.
So to the small number of mothers that might wander onto this page and read this post I say "Happy Mothers Day"!