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Mother’s Day: By Nature or Nurture

Mother Nurture

Whether you are a mother by nature or nurture, I wish you a beautiful Mother’s Day.  Today is the perfect day to honor all the ways you give to others but is especially good for connecting with how you mother yourself during the year.

I have decided to shake Mother’s Day up a bit.  Even though I don’t have children, I have always felt an extremely strong sense of Motherhood.  I am a champion of children (both young and old) and take pride in the fact that I can create safety for others to be the best they can be.  I also feel myself going through the birthing process with all the many projects that are conceived in my heart and imagination.

This year, I decided to start a new personal practice. On Mother’s Day, I am going to celebrate the Mother in me.  I don’t have a specific plan.  Instead, each year I will check in on what I need.   Perhaps it will be to reflect on how I have nurtured others during the year, how I might like to make mothering a part of the year to come, or even to create a celebration with symbols that are meaningful to me.

Grandmother Hummingbird

My husband woke me up this morning telling me, “You have heard of Mother Nature, right?  Well, I think you must be Mother Nurture.”  It was a dear gift.  So whether you are Mother Nature, Mother Nurture or a bit of both, I would like to invite you to join me in honoring the mother in you.  I know for many women Mother’s Day is a day to be honored by others, but I think honoring ourselves can be just as valuable.

Keep Creating….

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6 Comments
  1. Thank you! You touched my heart today – gently.

    • Thanks, Lori! I know, the heart that needs to be touch in this way is tender. ~~Hugs~~

  2. Mother Nurture! I love it! And I love your drawing too! 🙂

    • Thanks Stacie! I owe the Mother Nurture to my sweet artist hubby. As for the drawing…double thanks!

  3. Kudos to Eric for frazing such a beautiful discription of you and your ways 🙂 and too for sharing on Mothers day lots of love your way!

  4. Beautiful post which I shared with my sister, who is not a mother by nature, but is one to me and my children by nurture. Also, as someone who does not have a relationship with my own mother, I usually celebrate Mother’s Day by honoring the many women in my life who fill that role. I have always been surrounded by amazing women and am so grateful. Thankful too, for the women I learn from through blogs like yours!

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