Most mothers will probably agree, Mother’s day isn’t just one day in May, it is every day of the year.
While the journey to get to this place looks different for everyone, and it may not always end the same – the significance of this role is not lost for those that seek it. Nor on those that respect it.
Motherhood may look different for everyone, but will always be something that is treasured, coveted, and respected.
There are those that celebrate the mother that plays an active role in their everyday life.
Whether we are young or old, we have a present Mother that we are grateful for.
There are those that are mourning the Mother that has passed. Thankful for the memories that live on in place of those that can no longer be made. Taking some of the moments of this day to remember the Mothers days past and a time not forgotten.
There are the new Mothers, embracing this new right of passage into Motherhood and the honour it bestows upon us. Soaking up these early days with the blissful exhaustion that typically accompany this new right of passage.
There are the Mothers that are far away. Whether from time, or circumstance – the Mothers that don’t live near us anymore and we celebrate through distance. Which definitely feels a bit further in times like these.
There are the woman that are struggling to achieve Motherhood. The thousands of reasons that may hinder this process and the grief and turmoil that can surround it.
This day can make the pain that much more unbearable and make the goal hurt that little bit more.
Then there are the Mothers that aren’t Mothers through the birth of their own flesh and blood, but have adopted in some form or another the children that they choose to call their own.
By formally adopting children or stepping up in a role that others may have been lacking in their lives. Acting as a guardian in any capacity makes you no less worthy of the title than any other.
There are the woman who can’t physically bare their own children and those that may have opted for a life without. Woman resigned to the life void of children by nature or by choice. Still honourable in their decisions.
And Mothers that have parted ways with their children through adoption or disagreements.
Missing the life that could have or would have been.
There are the Mothers grieving the loss of the very being(s) that bestowed the title upon them.
A childless Mother but a Mother just the same, who lives with the grief of the child lost. This day serving as a bleak reminder of what and who have been lost.
There are also the Fathers that have had to step up and perform a dual role. Single handedly raising their child or children and acting as both a Mom and a Dad.
Regardless of circumstance – Mother’s Day is an unavoidable day in May that many cherish, many grieve, and many yearn to be a part of.
We all have a Mother – whether they are present or not. We have someone that has brought us into this world and has had a hand in making us who we are.
In our Sentinel family, just as any other, there is a mix of all of the above.
We are thankful for each and everyone that is a Mother, wants to be one some day, struggles to be one, or has lost one.
We are thankful for the Mothers of our Sentinels as without you – we wouldn’t have the team we have today!
No matter what your circumstance, we are thinking of you this Mothers Day.
May it be happy, or sad, or without emotion – whichever the case may be. Our family stands with yours and our thoughts are with you.
Our emotions are with you.
Our hope is with you.
Guest Blogger Rayna Davies
Rayna Davies is a graduate and practitioner of Business Management. She has developed an expertise in blogging, covering subjects like travel, world events and security. Having grown up with a father who has developed an expertise in Physical Security and Executive Protection in the RCMP and two major corporations, she has personally observed and experienced many security details. These experiences have included personally meeting HM Queen Elizabeth, Prime Minister Jean Chretien and many celebrities. She presently assists Sentinel Security in Executive Protection workshops and guest blogging and also assists Gloprosec Preventative Services in Intelligence gathering and Business Administration. Her passions include World travel, having visited every continent.