Mother's Day is a time to pause and be appreciative for all the amazing things Mums do, day in day out for their families.
And there are those Mums, for various reasons, who have taken on the role of both Mum and Dad for their kids.
Notwithstanding, there is also an army of amazing women who, for all sorts of reasons aren't biological mothers that deserve appreciation especially today.
They help build up our communities through their unconditional love and care as Step/Foster Mums, Godmothers, Honorary Mums, Amazing Aunties and Wise Mentors.
Please spare a thought today for those Mums who grieve their children, no matter how long ago the sadness first appeared.
And similarly, please remember those children (of all ages) that miss their Mums especially today.
So, regardless if you are a biological Mum, Adoptive Mum, Step Mum, Foster Mum, Godmother, Honorary Mum, Amazing Aunty or Wise Mentor, enjoy your special day.
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