Happy Mother's Day

A life of heartbreaking pain and rapturous pleasure,
that's what awaits every mother.
For she knows that is what it takes to leave an eternal impact
not just on her child, but on the world;
and to do it everyday.

For every son and daughter may leave,
we are never truly gone.
Our mothers carry the highest hopes of the men and women we may become
as well as the too oft lesser realities of what we are.
But through all that heartache and joy,
whether we are monsters or miracles,
a mother's love is true and pure.
As is ours for her.

Happy Mother's Day!