Originally posted at Choice USA
Mother’s day comes every year in May, and every year I realize I have no
idea what to get for my mom. What do you get for the woman that has
everything? My mommy, the lady that loves me unconditionally, how can I
ever repay you for deciding to be a mother again and dealing with a baby
girl as inquisitive and stubborn as me? You did it by yourself, 24
hours a day – rain, sleet, or shine. You went to work, late nights and
early mornings, bus rides, and soggy days caught in the rain. Many tears
shed so tired, but never stopping, you are a queen. Never fitting the
classic narratives of the white housewives on Mother’s Day cards, you
were always strong, the rock, and always teaching me to be a strong,
black Jamaican woman that takes on the traditions and heritage of the
powerful women of my past, and uses it to pave my future.
This blog post is part of the Strong Families Mama’s Day Our Way celebration. You can read more posts in the series on the Strong Families blog. Strong Families is a national initiative led by Forward Together. Our goal is to change the way people think, act and talk about families.