This is a special week for me, and for many of you too — Sunday is Mother’s Day, and on Wednesday and Thursday, Mike and I have our birthdays.  For me it’s a big one, Seven Oh :-), and I’ve been celebrating it for months now!   Another piece is that when I was born, 70 years ago, it was on Mother’s Day, so the two are joined for me in a sweet, intimate way.

The Huffington Post has a current article on mothers and caregiving I recommend:  My Mom Always Took Care Of Me — Until Our Roles Reversed.  That can be poignant, and, for many of us, something that we are experiencing right now.  My mom died when I was quite young, so I didn’t go through that, but think about when, whether, and how, it might happen for me and my daughter. I’d be interested to hear your stories, joys, sorrows, learning, advice… on this topic.

The title of this note seems like an appropriate way to acknowledge this week and day (or any week and day for that matter!)  I found it on the Care Site , where you can make a donation that helps mothers safeguard their health so they can make sure their children grow up strong, go to school and become self-sufficient — and also send an e-card to your mom or grand mom.

So Happy Mothers’ Day, and blessings, love, health, joy, connection, celebration to you and your mom, daughter, grandmom, granddaughter…  And of course all our guys have moms too!

Jill Schroder is the author of BECOMING: Journeying Toward Authenticity.  BECOMING is an invitation for self-reflection, and to mine our memorable moments for insights, meaning, and growth.  Check the website for a sample chapter, or see the reviews to get a flavor for the volume.  Your feedback is most welcome.

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