“Thank you, women who are mothers! You have sheltered human beings within yourselves in a unique experience of joy and travail. This experience makes you become God’s own smile upon the newborn child, the one who guides your child’s first steps, who helps it to grow and who is the anchor as the child makes its way along the journey of life.”
-Letter of Pope John Paul II to Women, June 29, 1995
Happy Mother’s Day to both of the moms in my life…
To our girls’ nana, the antithesis of what we hear mother-in-laws are supposed to be like, and the breastfeeding guru who is like a second mom to me, thank you for your friendship, your weekday “drive-bys” and visits, for always supporting me in my mothering role and for being such a positive force in all of our lives.
To our girls’ Gaba and my own beautiful mom who is also one of my best friends, I am so thankful for our relationship. You’ve always been God’s smile upon my life and someone who has helped me anchor myself and my life to my faith. I can only hope to be half the mom you’ve been to me.