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A Mother’s

LOVE

By Alissa Reinhard

M

ay is here which means it’s time to celebrate mom! No words can truly explain the love a mother has for her child. Being a mother means learning about the strengths you didn’t know you had, and dealing with the fears you didn’t know existed. If you have a small child or children of your own, you’ve now realized your ability to love deeper than you’ve ever loved before. And with that love comes clarity – a recognition that your mother must have those very same feelings for you. We are deeply, intricately, and biologically connected to our mothers. From the moment we begin growing inside of them and enter into this world, we depend on them for everything – food, warmth, shelter, and comfort. As we age, we look to them for wisdom and reassurance. And as we begin to grow as individuals and gain our independence, we sometimes lose sight of the sacrifices mom has made. We become teenagers, pushing the limits and rebelling, trying to figure out this crazy thing called life. Mom doesn’t seem so important anymore. Enter adulthood. We have responsibilities. People depend on us. We have to depend on ourselves! We begin to remember that person we call mom. We used to depend on her and if we’re very lucky, we still can. A mother’s heart is always with her children. Her love is enduring, unwavering and neverending. There’s so much comfort in that knowledge, comfort that we too often take for granted. This Mother’s Day, show mom that you remember those days when you needed only her. When she could make everything okay! When she was your best friend and your hero. Enjoy these special letters to mom from students in Ms. Ryder’s fourth grade class and Ms. Satterwhite’s first grade class at Stone Oak Elementary. Let them take you back to a simpler time and remind you that no one is better than mom! Happy Mother’s Day!

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