Happy Mother’s Day Anyway….

Abstract Art by Sharon Cummings



Althea and Mommy Circa 1999.

No Mom?  No kids?  No worries….

In this day of politically correct language, it is hard not to offend someone at any given holiday.  Mother’s day is no exception.  If you say “Happy Mother’s Day” to someone who has lost their Mom or child, they may be hurt.  If you say it to someone who has no children and never wanted them, they might be indignant.  If you say it to someone too young, too old, too whatever, there is a risk.

Due to the complexity and differences of a mother’s social, cultural, and religious definitions and roles, it is difficult to designate a globally acceptable definition for the term.  So I am saying “Happy Mother’s Day” to ALL women regardless of your biological Mother status.  Why?  Because we women are all “Mothers”….each and every one of us.  Whether you nurture yourself, a partner, care for an animal or just support…

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