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Somewhere–A Mother’s Day Tribute to Moms Everywhere

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Somewhere someone has just found out she is going to become a mother.
Somewhere someone has found out she won’t.
Somewhere a mother is crying for the loss of a pregnancy.
Somewhere a mother isn’t ready to be a mother.
Somewhere a mother is giving birth.
Somewhere a mother is sleep deprived.
Somewhere a mother is staring into the eyes of a newborn.
Somewhere a mother is picking cheerios up off the floor.
Somewhere a mother is making sacrifices.
Somewhere a mother is watching her baby learn to walk.
Somewhere a mother is gently cleaning a booboo and covering it with a band aid.
Somewhere a mother is rocking a sick child.
Somewhere a mother is finding out she has cancer.
Somewhere a mother is dying.
Somewhere a mother is caring for her own mother.
Somewhere a mother is ready to give up.
Somewhere a mother is asking for help.
Somewhere a mother is cleaning the house.
Somewhere a mother is making a meal for her family.
Somewhere a mother has finally found joy in the little things.
Somewhere a mother is teaching her child.
Somewhere a mother is being taught.
Somewhere a mother is feeling proud.
Somewhere a mother is being humiliated in the grocery store by her toddler.
Somewhere a mother is feeling trapped.
Somewhere a mother needs a break.
Somewhere a mother is feeling rejuvenated.
Somewhere a mother has found time for herself.
Somewhere a mother is praying for her children.
Somewhere a mother is praying for herself.
Somewhere a mother is worrying.
Somewhere a mother is doubting herself.
Somewhere a mother is paving the way.
Somewhere a mother is ready to take on the world.
Somewhere a mother is being criticized.
Somewhere a mother is losing her inhibitions.
Somewhere a mother is feeling humbled.
Somewhere a mother is reaching out.
Somewhere a mother is helping another mother.
Somewhere a mother is feeling unappreciated.
Somewhere a mother is crying.
Somewhere a mother needs to be held.
Somewhere a mother is thinking of the future.
Somewhere a mother is attending a graduation.
Somewhere a mother is planning a wedding.
Somewhere a mother is watching her own child become a parent.
Somewhere a mother’s long journey is coming to an end.

Motherhood has its ups and downs. For every mother I’ve ever observed, learned from, been close to – here’s to the bumpy and glorious ride.

-Lei

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