Pre-Covid, I attended a Peninsula Athletic League (PAL) Mother’s Day Baseball Tournament. It was a beautiful day, and the ball park was filled with families who had come to watch their kids play. As I talked with parents during the game, I couldn’t help asking some of the mom’s how they felt about having a baseball tournament on their special day.
I shouldn’t have been surprised by their answers. To a mom, they told me how happy they were to be doing something their kids enjoyed; on top of that, some of them were also making “goody bags” for moms attending the championship games on Mother’s Day. The lengths these moms went to selflessly nurture not only their own families, but also other moms, touched me.
It has been said that America is great, because she is good. I believe America is good, in large part, because of our mothers. Their quiet, selfless, consistent, exemplary, and many times, thankless acts of love mold our great country one child at a time. Abraham Lincoln, who lost his mother as a child, and was nurtured by a loving step-mother, said it best–” All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.”
Happy Mother’s Day to all Moms—those special angels who always seem to be there when we need them most.
PS- Mom, if you’re reading this (and I know you do) thanks for being my angel- and Happy Mother’s Day 🙂