Mother’s Day is all about celebrating the woman and the village of women who raised and shaped who you are as a person. To all the Mothers, Mother-to-be, and Mothers who have lost children, and those who have lost their Mothers due to natural causes or the novel Coronavirus, I wish peace to you on this day and hope that you are spending it with loved ones.

To my mother, your strength and patience is unmatched. Thank you for every hug, word of encouragement, and acts of love you’ve given me. I hope to take everything you taught me into every season of my life.