A day to celebrate moms-all moms, biological, adoptive,
grandmothers, god mothers, and those special people who may not be related to you, but often lend some mom support. If you go to Wikipedia and look up “mother” here is what you will find.
“Mothers” are women who inhabit or perform the role of bearing some relation to their children, who may or may not be their biological offspring. Thus, dependent on the context, women can be considered mothers by virtue of having given birth, by raising their child(ren), supplying their ovum for fertilization, or some combination thereof. Such conditions provide a way of delineating the concept of motherhood, or the state of being a mother. Women who meet the third and first categories usually fall under the terms ‘birth mother’ or ‘biological mother’, regardless of whether the individual in question goes on to parent their child. Accordingly, a woman who meets only the second condition may
be considered an adoptive mother, and those who meet only the third a surrogacy mother.
Today is the one day a year when we take a moment to say thank you and share a little extra love.
To celebrate the spirit of the day, take a moment to take a picture of yourself. A picture with your children, your whole family, or even a selfie will capture the essence of you as a mother on this day. Share it or keep it to yourself, but make sure a photograph is on your agenda today. I will post mine a little later…
Happy Mother’s Day!