This Mother's Day I am thankful for my mom who birthed me and raised me.
For my aunts who supported that role.
For my friend's moms who treat me as one of their own.
For the older woman in my life who have filled motherly roles,
for my peers who have mothered me when adulting is to hard,
for my friends who are raising up tiny humans of their own.
I am thankful for the women who won't give birth or haven't yet. Thank you for showing me and reminding me that I can be an amazing woman without having the label of mom.
just because you haven't given birth or you're not responsible for another human life doesn't mean you haven't filled the role of mother in someone's life and you haven't loved well and you aren't less of a woman. you are valued and loved and I am thankful and grateful for you.
Moms are amazing and brave and strong.
But this day let us take another look at what the word mom means and be grateful and thankful and mindful of those woman who desire that title.