Moms Come in Many Forms

Mother’s Day can be a very emotion filled time for different people. Note that not everyone looks forward to Mother’s Day. For some, it may be a very uncomfortable and saddening day for various reasons, and for others, it may be filled with joy and lots of celebrations. Something to consider is that moms come in many forms. Some moms are adoptive mothers, some moms are stepmothers, some moms may even take form as your high school teacher who mentors you, or even someone like your sisters who help you every step of the way through college. Anyone from your aunt, grandmothers or even your friends. I don’t consider a mom just to be someone who gave birth to me, rather, I consider someone a mom who has helped me become the person I am today. Someone who is willing to care for you and help you in times of need and encourages you to do big things in life should be recognized and appreciated on Mother’s Day.

Growing up being the youngest of three, I was blessed with not just one motherly figure but three, which include my very loving and nurturing mother and my two older sisters. All three have looked after me, raised me and cared for me immensely throughout my life. I made sure to show my appreciation to my mom and both of my sisters this Mother’s Day because they have all played an important role in my life and have taught me countless lessons about life and how to treat others as well as to believe in myself and my capabilities.

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Mother’s Day should not only be a day to celebrate the woman who gave birth to you, but also to celebrate any strong woman who has helped you become you by inspiring or encouraging you. Appreciating strong women in your life does not have to be restricted to one specific day, spread positivity and appreciation as often as possible. A little bit of love can go a long way.

Written By: Mira Daya