To the ones who are strong and brave

To the ones who are exhausted and without sleep

To the ones drowning in oceans of laundry

To the ones taxi driving to sports and school drop offs

To the ones making meals and cleaning dishes


To the ones who feel deeply and carry their kids’ burdens

To the ones who are discouraged

To the ones who are hopeful

To the ones who are confused and distraught

To the ones who are proud


To the ones who are compassionate and wise

To the ones policing sibling fights

To the ones wiping snot and poop all. day. long.

To the ones bathing, grooming, brushing and braiding

To the ones bandaging boo boos and drying tears


To the ones who are selfless and fierce

To the ones who are sick, but aren’t allowed to be sick

To the ones wearing spit up as an accessory

To the ones who are always on and available

To the ones who are caring for sick children


To the ones advocating for their little ones and who stand strong

To the ones going to appointments and doing their research

To the ones sitting beside and helping with homework and projects

To the ones listening and giving advice

To the ones managing all kinds of complexities


To the ones who are many other things besides “mom” and who wear multiple hats

To the ones who are creatives, entrepreneurs, business owners and servers

To the ones who are chefs, cashiers, executives, and educators

To the ones who are single

To the ones who are married


To the ones who care and who provide in all kinds of ways

To the ones working multiple jobs

To the ones working full-time

To the ones working part-time

To the ones staying at home working with kids all day


To the ones showing what it means to be human and to care for others

To the ones who are tired, but don’t give up

To the ones opening their homes to other children

To the ones modeling kindness and inclusion

To the ones speaking words of encouragement and affirmation


To the ones raising up the next generation.

We celebrate you this week. Without you, humanity wouldn’t exist. Without your love and care this world would not be the same. What you do matters so very much. The work you do is holy.


Happy Mother’s Day!

Jen Wood

Author Jen Wood

Born and raised in Southern California, Jen loves the beach, spending time with loved ones and being active. She believes wholeheartedly in living life to it’s fullest and that following God is the greatest adventure you could ever experience.

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  • Pamela Watkins says:

    Oh my gosh. So true. And to the ones whose babies are out of the nest but still worry about them and watch out for their best interests.
    To the ones who still hold their adult children close to their hearts as well as their precious grand babies.
    A mother’s job never ends.

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