In appreciation of our Mothers and Mothers everywhere. Thank you Cameron Cloud for sharing this.

Nephos

A Mother’s Work is Eternal

When we talk about the work of a mother it is tempting to focus on the physical actions of mothering. After all that’s the most obvious burden a mother carries – the constant cleaning, cooking, care-taking, comforting – the mundane motherly tasks that seem to mindlessly fill her days. That labor in itself is admirable and as the old cliche says – “never done.” But the role of a mother transcends the work she performs, and it is inadequate to praise her for those alone.

A mother is an indispensable element in the intricate, even delicate emotional balance of a family. She contributes the complementary femininity that interacts complexly with her husband’s masculinity. She provides the ballast of maturity that serves as a counter-weight to her child’s childishness. She is a stabilizing force to the pull of the family’s varied dispositions. She is the…

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