Mother’s Day is just around the corner and we’re all getting ready to celebrate. This year as you’re picking up the phone to call your mom, you may want to consider adding a few more people to the list.
We’re influenced by so many people throughout our lives, it can be hard to keep track. However, if you stop to think about who has made the most profound impact, at least a few women will inevitably come to mind. This may be a grandmother, aunt, cousin, or maybe a teacher, neighbor, or coach. Each of these roles have motherly aspects. People who nurture us, listen to us, cheer us on, and show selfless love.
There are also roles that don’t get spoken about enough this holiday. Foster moms, adoptive moms, and single fathers have played this important role and often step into some large shoes during a difficult time. These people deserve to be celebrated and thanked for their sacrifice as well.
So while you’re getting ready to celebrate your mom, maybe take the time to think about these other figures in your life. This is a great opportunity to let them know of the influence they’ve had, and how much you appreciate them as well.