Happy Mother's Day to all of you who are mothers--whether in the biological sense or just because you love someone enough to be their mother!
This is often a tough holiday for me--one, my mother and I are separated by more than 600 miles, and two, it is a reminder that I'm NOT a mother. At least not in the biological definition of the word. Last Mother's Day, Shannon gave me a card and a candle and candle holder. It meant the world to me, and of course, I kept the card. This year, one of my former students wished me a happy Mother's Day and thanked me for "all the love".
It was a great reminder. I AM a mother...at least to my students. I'm the person who cheers them on, scolds them when they need to be scolded, loves them and listens to them. I didn't need to give birth to them to care about them.