Today is for my mother: a woman who gives endless amounts of love and guidance and support and humor to us and the world, every day. I am inspired by her all the time.
I am also lucky to have so many other wonderful mothers around me - grandmothers, aunts, friends - and I thought of them today, too. And I think of my dear friends - some whose parents I know and some whose I don't - and I appreciate the mothers (and fathers) who raised them to be who they are. I think of those people, and the mothers around me (mothers of grown adults and mothers of tiny babies), and I think of my own amazing mother, with gratitude and love on this sweet holiday in their honor.