May 6, 2011

Mother's Day 2011

Happy Mother's Day to all of you who are called Mom, Madre, Mommy, Mother, Mother-in-law, or you are a "stand in" Mom.  It is the greatest joy in my life to be called Madre or Momma by my daughter!

This is a picture of me with my Mom last Easter and I am so thankful that she is still with us at age 81.  But, I know this is a hard weekend for many of you who have lost your Mom, your child or your children.

Many will be mourning their moms or their daughters who never got the chance to be a mom or their only child--the one who made them a Mom.  Some single dads--who are now also mothers--will be mourning the loss of a wife and reliving grief at a time when so many celebrate their mother/wife.

No matter how the loss occurred--through a drunk driving crash or otherwise--it is a time to reflect on motherhood and what that means to us.

MADD was started by Candace Lightner after her daughter, Cari, was killed by a drunk driver.  Thanks to Candace, we are a 30 year old organization that serves a victim every 10 minutes, that works to keep families safe through education and prevention and that celebrates the heroes who keep our roads safer.  We all can be mothers!

A great way to honor your Mom is to make a donation to MADD in her honor.  You can do that easily at

I wish you a day of joy if your Mom is still with you or a day of beautiful reflection if your Mom is gone.  Happy Mother's Day!

1 comment:

DEB Forbes said...

Tomorrow I celebrate being Mother to my children, including but not limited to...Andi, Meg, Ben, Walker...and all the other "kids" in my life who honored me with other names...Wendy, Ms. Dani, Miss D.