Happy Mother’s Day

“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.

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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.

Dr. Jeff

About Dr Bradstreet
Dr Bradstreet is a graduate of the University of South Florida College of Medicine and received his residency training at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. He is an Adjunct Professor at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Arizona. He is extensively published in the peer-reviewed literature on subjects of autism, oxidative stress, mitochondrial disorders, virology, hyperbaric oxygen, and toxicology (especially heavy metal chelation). He is trained in the the isolation and use of stem cells.

4 Responses to Happy Mother’s Day

  1. Stephanie Mauck says:

    Thank you for this post today and all that you have done for Rob and our family over the years. You are an amazing doctor and person – you never have given up on us and continue to help us so much along this journey. Blessings to you and your family.
    Stephanie

  2. Susan says:

    Thank you for all the support and compassion you have shown your mothers in our journeys with autism. Due to a difficult childhood and relationship with my mother (long resolved now), I strongly contemplated not having children, and I waited until I was nearly 40 years old to try. I feared whether I would be a good mother, and I definitely never imagined I would become an autism mom of a child as severe as my son and handle all the challenges his autism has presented. But I can’t imagine life without my son – he is the supreme joy and love of my life – he is my sun, moon, and all the stars rolled into one happy being. There have been some really bad days, but on those days, I’ve been so grateful to rely upon you for help and strength. Bless you for being there for us and all your families.

  3. Popich family from Argentina says:

    Thank you so much Dr. Jeff for your words, always fill of love and goodness, for support in this way. God bless you and your family.

  4. Lara says:

    I will forever be grateful to you; THANK you from the bottom of my heart. My gratitude to you for all that you are, and never letting us down.
    Lara

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