I’ve likely had a hundred mothers. Friends, sisters, professors, roommates, coworkers, neighbors, “I’ve been there too” smilers in the checkout line at Target, and white-haired ladies at church. I’m guessing you’ve had at least a dozen mamas too. Women who have made a meal for you, spoken life over you, rubbed your back, called you out, cheered you on, and showed you how to keep on keepin’ on.
That is what makes a mother. Whether a child shares our last name or DNA, we are all made to mother. To nurture and mentor, to teach and cheerlead, to comfort and encourage.
The world needs mothers. The world needs you. And we see you.
We see you stepping in and filling the gap. We see you offering wise words and helping hands. Maybe you labored through hours of painful contractions or years of prayers and paperwork for a courtroom declaration. Maybe no one has ever called you mom, but you are still known for your chicken noodle soup, sound advice, and hugs that warm the soul through.
At (in)courage we welcome and celebrate every kind of mother. Thank you for all the ways you love the people in front of you and serve the world around you. Happy Mother’s Day.
Community Manager for (in)courage