To all in the US, anyway -- and to everyone else, even if you celebrate on a different date.
I'm not a very sentimental person so the mush of Mother's Day is just not for me -- as long as I don't have to cook, I'm good. And as long as I get my usual Sunday nap, I'm better.
Giving birth is not what turns you into a mother -- it's the blood, sweat, tears and love which do that -- genetics play a very small part, really, when you get down to the nitty-gritty. I've been a mother for over 24 years now. And will be one for the rest of my life.
The word "grown" means nothing when you're talking about your children. You may -- if you're wise -- step back and let them live their own lives but, somewhere inside, they will always be little ones. Funny how that works -- and funny how they will never understand that until they have children of their own. When they have that "aha" moment and understanding descends on them like a warm blanket.
So, all you mothers out there -- and all of you who mother in other ways -- have a wonderful, peaceful day!
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When you are offended at any man's fault, turn to yourself and study your own failings. Then you will forget your anger...Epictetus