Mother’s Nature: A Tribute on Mother’s Day

She has a way with words, soft- spoken or stern, we know she means business.  Still, open to compromise, she trades in sweets, recants her belief in punishment and concedes though she could have won the argument.  Because the relationship is more important, because that’s her baby.  And we will be her baby even when […]

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Her Hands: A Tribute to Mothers

Her hands are made of the good God stuff, divine fairy dust. Sweet yet strong, she may be shorter but her reach is long. These hands pull us up and out.  They are “how we got over.” Her hands are our bridge and our mother- cradle. Pushing us to go harder, faster, higher, her hands […]

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She Carries: A Tribute to All Mothers

She carries combs and mirrors, bobby pins and safety pins, peppermints, lotion and hand sanitizer. She carries sewing kits and postage stamps, school and sports calendars. She carries teething rings, Tylenol and toddler toys. She carries stories and wisdom, Kleenexes and our secrets. She carries extra— bearing the weight of us all while anticipating what […]

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