a piece of me- mother earth- 2

happy mother’s day! what a significant day to celebrate.

motherhood has touched each and every human being on this earth in indelible, potent and boundless ways. i believe that god crafted the physiological, emotional, mental, spiritual characteristics of motherhood to teach us about the most beautiful and eternal and good truths and principles. motherhood is the anchor of society, the ultimate professor of sacrifice, the absolute manifestation of real love in all the stretches of humanity.

today i am unspeakably grateful for my mother and the gigantic influence for good that she is in my life. i can’t even approach the task of fathoming all that she has done for me. and i am also incredibly grateful for her mother, and her mother, and her mother. and for my sisters’ motherhood, and for the mothers of my dearest friends and the mothers of my coworkers and my teachers and my role models and the mother of the checker at the grocery store who was really kind to me yesterday.

and i am grateful to have, within me, my own mother heart.

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artwork by the incredible caitlin connolly


  1. Thank you for remembering your own mother's heart. From what I gather you spend many hours mothering children who probably need all the mother's love they can get, at home and then from you at school. Thanks for your example!

  2. What a fabulous post Charity. Caitlin's art and your magnificently crafted words just take you out of this world and into a higher realm! I am so blessed to be your mother!

  3. Even if it hasn't happened for you yet, thanks for retaining the desire to be a mom as such a key priority. That's really beautiful.