To all the ‘other mothers’, those special people who find us in our time of need, who love and accept us unconditionally for who we are, I give thanks to you today and every day.
Sunday 11th March in the UK is 'Mother’s Day.' A day to give thanks to the woman who gave birth to us and to acknowledge her and the gifts she has shared. It is my hope that you have a wonderful relationship with your mother and enjoy each others company and mutual love and respect.
Not all of us are lucky enough to have strong bonds with our mothers, for some they do not know of their birth mothers for others they are estranged and in conflict, many are bereft of their mothers in physical form and for some grieving the relationship they hoped for though I think it’s fair to say every woman on the planet has experienced the love of ‘another mother’.
Other mothers are those women who love us unconditionally and accept us for who we are warts and all. They pick us up in times of need, hold us when we are at our wits end and encourage us to be our best. They save us from ourselves on the darkest of nights and the hardest of days. In short these women are amazing, angels in the physical form with hearts of gold who with their presence, for however long they are in our lives enable us to feel loved, valued, appreciated and held dear.
I have been so blessed to experience the love of ‘other mother’s’ throughout my life and I sincerely hope as you are reading this your mind wonders to the beautiful women who have graced your life and helped you on your way. You can read more about my journey in Mothers and Daughters: The guide to understanding and transforming the relationship with your mother and gain insights into improving your relationship with your mother or at least learning about who she is or was as a person, not just as your mother.
So whether it’s a step-mother, mother-in-law, sister, aunt, cousin, friend, landlady, teacher, college, therapist, friend, nurse, support worker or indeed a mother figure in spirit let us take a moment collectively together to acknowledge the love of those very special other mothers.
To be loved unconditionally is the greatest gift we can give to each other. Where there is love there is hope and truth and light.
Thank you, other mothers for your love, your time and care, within me is part of you and your love of which I am ever grateful.
From my heart to yours with love x