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  1. Oh my word! I’m sobbing. This was so beautiful. What more can I say except thank you and blessings to all.

  2. I agree with Madeline absolutely beautiful words for for everyone we are all moms whether they are our children or others. we all have love to give to and offer. May we do so freely!

  3. Too beautiful, so touching and so true! Only a mother can understand a mother. There is no love like a mother’s love!
    Blessings and gratitude! ❤️

  4. Dear Anna……..Really liked your story, but I am a 76 year old women and I thought and did the things you wrote about many years ago. I loved my son with all my heart and we did many things together, but after 50 years of marriage, my husband started with dementia and I tried to help him for 3 and a half years, but he would not follow the neurologists things he needed to do. He started drinking even more and getting more violent. He never took the meds and flushed them down the toilet. Mother’s Day is very painful for me. My Mother is gone and my son told me I was lying about his father, but he never came to see us in over a year so there was no way he could even know what was going on. What I am getting to is my son called me and told me he did not consider me his mother anymore and he has not had any communication with me for 14 months and he will not let me see or talk to my 13 year old grandson. Last 4/20th, I finally was able to get through to 911 and as he was fighting with me to grab the phone he did not even recognize that the light on the phone was still on and the 911 person heard everything and taped it . The police were there in 5 minutes. They and his neurologists told me the next time he is probably going to kill you. You need to get him out of the house. It’s your safety you need to think about now, not your husband. The story goes on, but I will not bore you with it. Your story was beautiful. Thank you, Anna………………….Betsy Basile

  5. Anna – I’ve had all those emotions. Motherhood is beautiful with a kaleidoscope of feelings and experiences. Thank you for your encouraging, heartfelt words.

  6. Thank you for your inspiring words. This is my first Mother’s Day without my son. He passed away on 5/24/2023.
    I continue to pray for Peace to accept it and also to be able to attend church with the other mothers on Mother’s Day.

  7. Anna,

    what a beautiful way to celebrate ALL women. We are all mothers in some way. We pour out to our families, work, volunteer & church. While I never had children I mothered my parents in their old age. I loved on & cared for two pet iguanas (Iggy & Tiny). Thank you for celebrating moms everywhere.

    Blessings 🙂

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