There's no bond so strong in the entire world. No love so instantaneous and forgiving. The relationship between mother and daughter is a complicated one, defined by lifelong adoration and momentary contempt. We go from revering our mothers, refusing to leave their side, to contesting their very existence, resenting their advice and warnings.
They are a team, a loving family of two, typical in many ways but in others quite different. While Myra is an academically gifted sixth grader who dreams of becoming a marine biologist, her mom, Bonnie, has had great trouble with everyday tasks such as following directions and figuring out cooking measurements. Yet Bonnie and Myra are happily sharing a life in their modest two-bedroom apartment in middle-class Lansdowne, Pa. Together they represent a different face of parenting—ID adults raising children on their own. But how does that work out for a whip-smart kid like Myra? Every day after school Rosemary Northcraft, 61, a former CI staffer now working for another service group, picks Myra up and helps her with homework. For 50 years, people with ID in the U.
Pick a random day and surprise her with a cute note. Whether it is with touching quotes that make her happy from within or funny one-liners that make her smile — say Thank You and show gratitude for all the sacrifices she has made for you. Simple stuff like texts, Facebook posts, pins on Pinterest or even short tweets are all it takes to light up her day. For everything she has done for you, little things like these are the least you can do to start giving back.
One day out of the year, we have this beautiful opportunity to give back the people who have given us so much: our moms. We love them at times, maybe not so much and as we get older, sometimes, we become them. Whether she carried you inside of her for nine months or is a non-blood related woman who has loved you like her own, most people can identify a person who they can be thankful for on this holiday. You are my best friend and you always have been.