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Today is Labor Day, the holiday that honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of their country. On this day though, I can’t help but think of all the strong women and mothers out there. The mothers that work endlessly for their families and the expecting mamas in labor at this very moment giving birth to their babies. Think about all of the hundreds if not thousands of women going into labor today doing the ultimate labor of love, bringing life into the world. It’s pretty amazing.
Who works harder, has crazier hours, gives more to our community, and strengthens our future than mothers? Nobody. This is why Labor Day makes me think of mothers. The labor process that women go through when they meet their babies as well as the labor of love that mothers give their babies morning, noon, and night are some of the toughest (if not the toughest) jobs in the world. I don’t know of anyone stronger than a mother or her love for her children and her family.
In my opinion, the most powerful force and energy on earth is love, and the strongest type of love is a mother’s love. She listens to her children, wipes away tears, kisses boo-boos, drives carpool, changes diapers, prepares meals, helps with homework, is her babies’ biggest cheerleader, and so much more. It takes sacrifice and strength to be a good mom. That is love.
Today the majority of us working men and women get to take the day off to celebrate Labor Day, but mothers are always on duty. So on this day, I want to holler out to all the mothers out there. I hope all of you get to kick up your heels and relax with your family because you deserve it. I want to thank all of you great mothers for the unending love, support, and sacrifices that you have made and have given to your family and children. Your work as a mother is everything. You are the ones that are helping us create a better tomorrow. So to all you, thank you for the labor that you do and happy Labor Day!