Happy Mother’s Day to all moms. Being a mom is a life-changing role that comes with responsibility and joy. It means nurturing, caring, and loving a child unconditionally. Being a mom involves more than just giving birth; it encompasses an committed grounded in the emotional, physical, and spiritual aspects of raising a child. Therefore, it is important to celebrate all the women, who have fallen in that role, serving as grandmothers, aunts, friends, cousins, sisters, and godmothers. For some, the teachers and counselors also serve in this role.
When you think about it, being a mom or serving in that role, is about guiding, teaching, imparting valuable life lessons, and instilling values and principles that will shape their character. It requires we serve as role models, lead by example, displaying kindness, empathy, and resilience.
Ultimately, being a mom is a lifelong commitment. This role transcends time, and the role model must weather the ups and downs associated with that role. For the mothers, aunts, cousins, grandmothers, godmothers, sisters, and family friends, serving is this role is a remarkable experience. Happy Mother’s Day and enjoy your day.
Dr. Regina Banks-Hall