The Good Mother
The myriad of choices a good mother makes in support of her child boggles the mind. It starts with simple things like pursuing a healthy diet when pregnant, continues with sleepless nights caring for a sick infant, followed by painstaking attention to the child’s school environment, and on, and on, and on….
A good mother actively cares for her child at every step of the child’s life. Like any parent, she often puts her own needs “on hold” – sometimes too much so, as we are discovering. But it is a natural tendency to do all you can to give your child the best possible launch onto their own life, inspiring and guiding an impressionable youth into a responsible adult.
Let’s give a salute to all the good mothers on this Mother’s Day. May it be a happy recognition and celebration of all the love they have poured into the world, with countless effects too subtle to catalog.
Patrick J. Wood