I am reminded, on Mother’s Day, of those mothers that do not have a voice, but love nevertheless. I am reminded that all of life has a mother; one who loves in their own way, even if it is not ours. I am, of course, referring to the mothers that we all often forget. I am reminded of them when I walk out my door.
I hear them in my yard and see them scamper up trees and into the wood pile out back. In the mornings I see them walking slowly through the forest on our property. And sometimes I hear them in the back and have seen their black flash run through the woods. I read about them and see pictures of them lovingly licking their young children or sleeping.
I must admit that I have disturbed a few when I lifted some wood or mixed the compost pile. They look up at me and I feel a shutter run through me. I quickly replace the wood, or cover them back up; them and their young. I hear them chatter angrily when I let the cat out, and I hurriedly pack poor old Fimp back inside. I know there are mothers that are afraid, that are hunted by the heartless among us and they too have mothers. I cannot seem to get myself to read or watch about these things.
I would ask all of you to give a thought to all the mothers of the world and consider that they all, in their own way, love their children. I think, especially in this age of inconsideration, that it is time that we consider those that deserve much more than just a passing thought. I love my mother, and she loves me. I also know that there are others do the same.