Mothers: Warriors on Life’s Front Lines
On this Mother’s Day morning, I would like to salute the FRONT LINE SOLDIERS in the battle of life and survival of the species. These are the troopers who fight the battles of infancy and childhood up close. They are the nurses who lose nights of sleep to bring their patient through the pain, misery and trauma of childhood diseases and illnesses; who bandage the wounds of the battles against tree and pavement and playground, and whose mere kiss can make better the contusions and abrasions suffered. They are the line cooks who fill the bellies of the pint sized warriors. … And the laundry technicians who keep the uniforms of childhood’s army clean and patched. They are the counselors who guide the spirit of the small battalions … … And the Sergeants who run the motor pools that see our tiny soldiers to the front lines of school and ballet and basketball and soccer and gymnastics and wherever else our little troops are called to serve. They are the ones who lay awake at night worrying about their teenage warriors, out learning to cope with the social injustices of the world. Wherever childhood shows it’s face, there is a FRONT LINE SOLDIER. Some fail, some don’t even try. But most of these lifetime warriors succeed splendidly and thus our species continues on. Thank you for your lifetime of service. Thank you Mothers for your lives of sacrifice on the front lines of life. We stand in AWE of your dedication and love.