I haven't long been a mother, but what I learned about Mother's Day in the 29 years I spent being a daughter and granddaughter is that it isn't just a holiday meant for receiving honor. It's a unique opportunity to offer others much-needed care.
Mother's Day has a way of making single moms feel quite alone. It's often seen as a celebration of the traditional nuclear family. Of the legacy that comes from being partnered, of having a spouse say, "Wow, I'm so happy we made these kids together."