Sunday May 8, 2022 | LANGFORD, BC
EDITOR’s NOTE | by Mary P Brooke | Island Social Trends
First of all, wishing a Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there!
For me, as a mother of four amazing grown children (three daughters and one son), this is always a special day.
Beyond anything else a person can do in this life, raising healthy children who become responsible contributors to their communities and succeed in their careers is a life choice like no other.
Motherhood has always been about providing love and guidance. So much about raising a child in the mainstream culture has been about stewarding young people into ‘finding their fit’ in broader community and society.
But it’s also about soul-nurturing, in a way that allows each child’s inner self shine to the world in its own unique way.
Motherhood starts even before one becomes a mother. Being healthy in mind, body and spirit is a good place to start. Resilience during the active parenting years is ideally supported by family and community around us.
And motherhood continues even after your children are grown… a continuing connection of love and support which varies from family to family.
Being a mom can in time also mean being a grandmother or great-mother. To all the moms out there… at whatever stage of your journey, may you be honoured today in ways that are right for you and your family.
===== ABOUT THE WRITER:
Mary P Brooke is the editor of Island Social Trends, based in Langford and writing to a south Vancouver Island audience and beyond. Mary is the mother of four grown children who enjoy full adult lives.
Ms Brooke is a long-time feminist who continues to support women in their continuing journey toward full respect and success in a society that is still grappling with its patriarchal roots and trajectory.
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