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I don’t know about you, but Mother’s Day is every day for me. Although I am not a mom, I still have mine on this Earth. Because of this, I celebrate her every day.

My father passed almost twenty years ago, so when that happened, I held on ever tighter to my mom. Not out of fear, but out of wanting to make the most of our time together. I tell her all of the time, I don’t know which of us will leave first.

For this reason, I take full advantage of having her here. For example, we talk multiple times a day. We do things that we didn’t get to do when I was teaching full time, such as going to the movies, going to lunch, or just sitting and chit-chatting.

We are together so much that people ask where she is if I am alone. They say, “Where is mom?” “How is your mother doing.”

While my mom is pretty awesome, I am sure that there are a lot of awesome moms out there. On this Mother’s Day, I celebrate all of the single mothers, stay at home mothers, working mothers, and women who are mothers to their students or other children they might influence or be a guardian to.

May the ones who know and love you make you feel really special and appreciated for all that you do for them! If no one else recognizes you, God does.

“Strength and dignity are her clothing, And she smiles at the future.”

Proverbs 31:25
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