All Moms are Heroes in Someone’s Eyes
By: Joan Cetera
May 10, 2012 9:51 am CT
I didn’t really get all the fuss around being a mom until I became one. All the fuss about “mother knowing best” and special days to celebrate; I didn’t really see the difference between being a mom and not being one.
Then I had my son.
And from that day on, I joke I’m now a member of the biggest sorority there is – mommies – because once you’re a mom, you realize how much you want, and need, to rely on the wisdom of your mom, other moms who’ve been there before, fellow new moms and more.
To call a mom a hero is an understatement. When two researchers at the University of Richmond conducted a study of people of all ages and from all walks of life and asked them to list their heroes, family members were listed about a third of the time. And, most importantly, one fourth of all people listed their mothers as their hero – http://blog.richmond.edu/heroes/2011/05/07/why-our-mothers-are-our-heroes/
It goes without saying that moms’ heroic actions range start at birth and range from kissing a boo-boo when young kids fall to driving their Chevrolet Traverse from soccer to baseball to gymnastics and then, finally, to college. If you know of a heroic mom, we’d love to hear about her! Please nominate her by Thursday, May 31 here at DrivingtheMidwest.com and we’ll look forward to hearing her story.
Happy Mother’s Day!