“To the moms and mothers-in-law who say, “come over,”
and bring the kids,
and bring the laundry
and bring your appetite.
To the moms and mothers-in-law who say, “yes,”
when you ask them to your place to
watch the kids,
or to cook dinner for you and your family on an overpacked day.
To the moms and mothers-in-law who
will pick up the pieces and put all of
and the whole family back together
love in their hearts,
voiced gratitude that you allow them to continue to be such a vital part of your life.
To the moms and mothers-in-law everywhere,
but especially to mine,
I couldn’t do motherhood without you.”