Thank you to the mothers who carried and grew their little babies inside their wombs; for enduring all of the changes both physical and emotional.

 

 

To the mothers who carried their children in their hearts, what a wonderful heart you have; bigger than most, selfless and generous, simply amazing.

 

Thank you to the grandmother who sacrificially started all over again.

 

To the sisters and aunties who may or may not be mothers themselves, you saw a need and wouldn’t have had it any other way.

Thank you spiritual mothers and God-mothers who care for our souls and so much more. Your prayers alone, help us become the person God intended us to be.

 

To the “other mothers,” the best friend’s mother, and mother’s best friend, you give great additional support and perspective always offering a listening ear.

 

Thank you step mothers for extending the family with special love and attention.

 

To the mother in law. What a gift you have given.

 

To the Nanas, Grannys, Minas, Yayas, Savtas and Abuelas, thank you for your grace in transition from Mom to friend, from adversary to supporter. Thank you for teaching your ways and for doing the best you knew and now supporting this journey as only a grandmother can.

 

Happy Mother’s Day to all of you who have given the precious gift of motherly love.

 

Tamara Cushman

About Tamara Cushman

Tamara Cushman was born and raised in Southern California. She's lived in Florida and attended Discovery for almost 12 years with her husband Paul and three daughters Elaina, Leslie and Destiny. In years past, Tamara served on staff with the children’s ministry at both Discovery East and Central campuses. She is passionate about children, parenting and families growing together. She finds pleasure supporting parents, especially first-time parents. One of her greatest joys is spending quiet time with God at the beach or just in a quiet space.

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