Mother's Day is today, May 8, 2011, and if you're looking for some last-minute inspiration for cards, notes and phone calls to Mom, these reflections ...
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When missing my son's presence washes through me as a kind of grief, I can go out into the garden, sit on a bench made from old country stones and inhale the jasmine he brought 3,000 miles across the country to make me smile.
While breakfast in bed is always lovely, this Mother's Day I would prefer a motorbike ambulance, an operating room light and thousands of trained midwives.
Moms deserve to be commemorated each and every day because the job, although joyous, is also 24/7 and one of the most challenging -- and important -- jobs a person can embrace.
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