Mothers' Day always brings to mind the obvious: a celebration of women who have birthed children. And yes, it's a time to celebrate those heroes. But it's also a time to celebrate other heroes, like those who have adopted children and those who have offered children up for adoption so that another family can have the joy of parenthood; it's about women who want to be mothers but who, for whatever reason, are not; it's about women who love and nurture and support others, regardless of how or whether they are related. It's about giving love, and it's about receiving love graciously.
Happy Mothers' Day!