I read this amazing post yesterday. It showed the perspective of Mother’s Day through the eyes of those who have suffered loss. Perhaps you may know one of these. A woman who is struggling to conceive a child. A woman ( or man) who has lost a mother either through illness or old age. It talked of the raw emotions and how this holiday is just another reminder of what they can’t grasp.
If you happen to be one of them, always remember: you are not alone! As mothers, aunts, grandmas, nieces, cousins, friends we all stand together. Know that you always have a shoulder to cry on or a friendly smile to laugh with. We are here to listen. We may not always know what to say. However, we will be there for you.
I wanted to pass this article on so that we all become more aware of comments we may make. Or how we are quick to judge. One of my favorite things to teach my students was to try “walking in the other person’s shoes” before you say something. You never know what someone is going through. Maybe giving a smile instead of a rude comment will make a difference in someone’s life. You may not realize it is a rude comment. So, think before you speak.
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I’m a little late to the game but how sweet was Kevin Durant’s MVP speech?! Here is an excerpt in case you missed it:
“I don’t think you know what you did. You had my brother when you were 18 years old. Three years later I came out. The odds were stacked against him. Single parent with two boys by the time you were 21 years old.
“Everybody told us we weren’t supposed to be here. We moved from apartment to apartment by ourselves. One of the best memories I have is when we moved into our first apartment. No bed, no furniture, and we just all sat in the living room and hugged each other because we thought we made it.
“When something good happens to you, I don’t know about you guys, but I tend to look back to what brought me here. You woke me up in the middle of the night in the summer times. Making me run up a hill. Making me do push-ups. Screaming at me from the sidelines at my games at eight or nine years old.
“We weren’t supposed to be here. You made us believe. You kept us off the street, put clothes on our backs, food on the table. When you didn’t eat, you made sure we ate. You went to sleep hungry. You sacrificed for us. You’re the real MVP.” –Kevin Durant
I have been looking at it through many perspectives.
As a child, you have many fears and worries as a kid. But having the constant support and foundation of a parent, whether it be one ir two, is extremely important.
As a mother, to hear those words after years of comfort, years of worry, years of fears. Those words mean the world. They bring you back to those moments you held your little one on the couch and looked into their infant eyes. You promised them the world. And one day the world gave back to them.
After hearing Kevin Durant speak, he is the type of guy you want your daughter to marry. And the type of man you want your son to grow up to be. He is such a great role model for young people to look up to. It’s very refreshing in a world where media and ugliness tends to take hold.
What are your thoughts on his comments? Comment below!
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