While studying in college between 2008 and 2017, I noticed a pervasive thread that permeated our world throughout history. No matter how enlightened or advanced the society, women were mistreated. We know that it takes two to bring new life into the world, but life ultimately comes to be in the body of the female of the species. For this reason, the status of the mother and the female should be looked upon with great reverence. Additionally, because of this special relationship between a mother and her child, I feel that a mother has a bond with her child that a father simply can not understand. Thus, a woman takes on a sacred dimension for bringing human life into the world.
On the other hand, just because you biologically bring a human life into the world doesn’t mean that you have earned the title of mother. The most important part of being a mother is not the day your child is born but everything that comes afterward; the love and nurturing that a mother gives selflessly every day, even when it goes unnoticed or is unappreciated.
I would like to wish a Happy Mother’s Day to all the married mothers who are either full-time moms or professionals who juggle their parental responsibilities with their careers as best as possible.
I would also like to wish a Happy Mother’s Day to all the single mothers. Often, they struggle to raise their children alone and without the help of the men who have abandoned them, and in countries that claim to want to preserve life yet deny single mothers access to resources when they need them most.
Happy Mother’s Day to the aunts, uncles, grandmothers, and friends who stepped up when the biological parent was unwilling or unable to provide the necessary care to a child in need.
Happy Mother’s Day to anyone(of any gender) who has adopted a child or has taken on the job of being a role model and mother to a child that is not biologically their own.
Happy Mother’s Day to everyone, whether your country recognizes the holiday or not.