This is the first year that I have a child who calls me mom. The past seven months have revealed life to be more complex and more sweet than I ever knew it to be. For that, and for the continuous process of evolving as a mother and a woman, I am very grateful.
But I have mothered before this year. I've comforted and encouraged and listened and guided and smiled and chided and provided for and loved loved loved many people in my life. Maybe you have too. And so tomorrow is a day to appreciate the mothering and nurturing that women do for us when we need it most.
Pinch someone's cheek tomorrow. Hold someone's hand while crossing the street. Bring someone a napkin or a glass of water or their favorite socks when their feet are cold. In doing these things, we're honoring all of our moms in the very best way.