All Mother’s/Women Matter!

My Mom and I. 💜💐💜

There’s no comparison of the love between a woman and the child/children she’s birthed. Hands down Mothers’s ROCK and should be celebrated for their selfless love. Let me add that this day should also be about ALL women who’ve nurtured, loved up, and poured into our children. Our young adults. Our men. Our tribes made up of other women. Parents. A stranger. A co-worker. Etc. 💐

Today and ALWAYS, I honor ALL who showed up and poured into me at the appropriate and perfect times throughout my life when I needed and craved a mother like nurturing and love. I thank God for the all knowing with guiding those steps. 💐

And, let’s not forget those who have lost their mother’s and/or children through death or estrangement. Do not avoid reaching out because of fear of awkwardness to these lovelies to include those who haven’t birthed children. A simple call to say “I am thinking of you.” could make the difference in creating a joyful spark to a sorrowful heart. 💐

I’ve been a mother to many, including MYSELF. Thank you to all who’ve allowed me to tap into my mother heart, especially Pop during my caregiving days. And, the myself part is a word right there. As this day at times can be a bit much for me. To include now processing my mother (whom I honor and celebrate today) not knowing who I am due to dementia and the complexities of our relationship. Not to mention I’m still grieving the loss of Pop. So today I honor and thank my mother for loving and nurturing me in her unique ways as I am Ivy/my mother’s child in many beautiful ways. And, today I also mother myself with a gentleness of affirming love. 💐

So today and ALWAYS connect and love up on our queens who may not have children, but play a special and loving role in your life and/or the lives of your loved ones. There are many women nurturers who haven’t birthed a child out of choice and/or unfortunate circumstances. We matter too. We deserve to be celebrated too. With an acknowledgment, you just may make someone’s day today who’s feeling sad/depressed and as if they don’t matter because of societal norms. When they certainly do. To YOU I say, You matter. We see YOU! We are grateful for you. You are loved, valued, and appreciated. 💐

Today I thank my mother and all the women (And, Pop too, as he’s mothered me many a days.) in my life who’ve loved up on me. Hugged/held me and my hand through the rough patches of life. Smiled a loving smile that filled me and my heart up. Been a cheerleader, showed up for me, and sowed in to me. Fed and nourished me. Dined and sipped with me with authentic connection, thoughtful conversations, and belly laughs. Nursed me. Showered me with acts of kindness to include a loving heart and presents. Extended an invitation. Said, “I love you.” and “You’re beautiful and amazing.” I’m truly blessed and grateful. I pray I’ve extended the same and more. You’ve saved and affirmed me and my life many a days. I hope you’ll choose to do the same for others today and ALWAYS! Happy Mother’s Day to YOU ALL! Enjoy! Cheers! Love! 💐 #BeDoLove


One comment

  1. Great summary about all of the nurturers. These people matter, because without them we would not have moved forward in life indeed.

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