Happy Mother’s Day
May 13, 2012 4 Comments
“Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible.” ~Marion C. Garretty
“The tie which links mother and child is of such pure and immaculate strength as to be never violated.” ~Washington Irving
I think of myself – always as a doctor first. I have not always been one, but it has overtaken me and defined me in a way I never expected. In that journey I have taken care of many mothers and their children.
There was a time I was a just a s0n and I remember many fond memoirs of my mother. All of the failing she may have had, or thought she had, are forgotten and replaced with the love I know she gave me. My mother passed on a few years ago – succumbing to metastatic lung cancer after years of too many cigarettes. Sadly, none of my doctor skills could keep her away from the power of that addiction.
I am still a doctor (by calling) and importantly I am now a husband (and a very blessed one), a father and step-father (all journeys of love, joy and pain), but none of these descriptions of myself equal the effort of one mother.
I know a lot of mothers now, thousands in fact, yet I will never cease to be impressed at the undying love, devotion and nurture they provide their children.
To all of you moms – thanks for showing me what unconditional love is each and every day. You demonstrate it endlessly for the child who cannot say “I love you” or the for the 12 year old who is still not potty trained.
From Mother Teresa in her own hand.
I am blessed for knowing you all. I pray daily that we all learn better ways to help you in your quest to heal your children.
Blessings on you and yours.