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A quick shout out to moms around the world. Happy Mother’s Day!
From Bold Blind Beauty
Did you know the woman responsible for Mother’s Day, Anna Jarvis, lived to regret it? Today’s Mother’s Day is a far cry from its original intended purpose. Before her death in 1948 Anna fought against the commercialization of the holiday. The article in National Geographicprovides an interesting background on the holiday.
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A greeting card with a cuddly brown teddy bear. The bear is holding a plush red “Love You Mom” envelope with a heart on the flap.
Successful mothers are not the ones who have never struggled. They are the ones who never give up, despite the struggles.
My sons will tell you I was never one of those mothers who would win a “Mother Of The Year” award. Raising three boys as a single parent was far from idyllic and many days I wanted so badly to throw in the towel.
The massive responsibility of cultivating young minds was a task in which I never felt so inept. Looking at my adult sons today, any success at motherhood wasn’t because of anything I’ve done rather it came about as a result of the changes that took place in me because of my children.
Sacrifice is at the heart of motherhood. It begins the moment we accept our children and continues until our last breath.
For all you moms, and this includes those who serve in the role of motherhood, I wish you a Happy Mother’s Day from Bold Blind Beauty!
This is just a short post to share my experience at this year’s Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Pittsburgh. Approximately 20,000 people were in attendance for the 5K walk/race and while I typically shy away from crowds this was such a well-organized event that our group decided we will make this trek an annual event.
This Mother’s Day was different for a couple of reasons the main one was largely due to my cousin, Ciarra, who is battling breast cancer. Diagnosed earlier this year Ciarra, a strong young woman of faith, has shown remarkable courage as she fights this heinous disease.
Peppered throughout this post are pictures of the mile markers and a few of the sights along the way. There was a touching trio of an elderly woman (survivor) walking and holding hands in between her husband and son.
It was so encouraging to see residents show their love and support with signs, balloons and or drinks along the route. The above image is a sign that says God Bless The Survivors and it’s surrounded by pink and white balloons.
While Charese and I walked along side Debbie and Lydia (Ciarra’s mom and aunt respectively) all of us were moved by the sheer number of people who came to support the cause. Among the sea of pink and white were breast cancer survivors, supporters and fighters.
Wishing everyone who is a mother or serves in the role of a mother a Very Happy Mother’s Day! <3