Motherhood: ‘Oh, the ebb and flow of joy and sorrow’
WAKE FOREST, N.C. -- Celebrating Mother's Day was always a peaceful and joy-filled experience as I grew up in a loving, Christian, two-parent home. I remember working diligently on the obligatory homemade gift projects we were given as schoolchildren in order to present something to my mom that would conjure a smile, thanks and a hug. Mother's Day served as an annual reminder to say, "Thank you." To be honest, I never thought deeply about the annual celebration until later into my adulthood.