There are a lot of weird things going on in the world. Sometimes you just have to wonder how things got so upside-down: when good things like motherhood are called a punishment; when men marrying men and women marrying women is called a marriage; when children are conceived and implanted like a commodity.
Supermodel Christy Turlington is calling on women to ignore your kids on Mother's Day to support global access to abortion ; an article in the Halifax Chronicle Herald celebrates the March for Life as a day to be thankful for abortion access; the list goes on.
So I am going to ignore all those weird and cranky stories and wish Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers out there. Young or old, tired and worn out or perky and fresh, full of enthusiasm or a little weary of the daily tasks. To the mothers I know, my own two daughters working through the tiring years of young childhood, to my friend A who has lost two of her three sons, to all the women who have miscarried children (be sure to give them a name), to all the grandmothers in our lives - a simple Happy Mother's Day with wishes for peace and happiness and much love. After all, it is just about love, love that has the power to change everything. That's what mothers do for the world, they remind everyone that it is love that matters most, love that can carry you through any difficulty or crisis.