With all we’ve been through in the past few weeks it is time to support those who have been supporting us since the dawn of time: our mothers! Lockdowns have kept us apart, cancelled dinners, created lineups at grocery stores, and delayed appointments.
In the COVID-19 world, they are as heroic as they were when they fought for the right to vote, for gender equality, or when they made the bombs for both World Wars. Today´s heroism is seen in grocery stores, in health care, as temporary homeschool teachers or, in the case of Québec’s Deputy Premier and with or our Health Minister, planning the medical and crisis management strategies to get us all through this very destabilizing time.
Our mothers are coming through again, and they are doing so with abandoning their children, still bathed in love, still reared to be ready for the world and still protected from simplest of challenges in a child’s life.
Our mothers, and especially our elderly mothers are in lockdown at home, or in certain cases in hospice care facilities. We can’t have them over, or go see them, but we can still show our gratitude for all they have done for us. Here is the prescription for a little Mothers’ day happiness: