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A Kiss from Rose| May 9th

The day that all mothers have been waiting on. A day of remembrance, appreciation, love, and gratitude. Along with, prayerfully, a day off! A day all of our children will come together, holding hands and singing "Kumbaya." The one day, the entire family will get along for "big momma." No matter if it's tears from the memories because she has passed or tears of joys because she is still with us. No matter if it is laughter from the memories of the time we thought we got away with something, and nope, mom has caught us again moments. Or laugh from the countless times she has come to our defense. Today, we all in unity with the love and appreciation for our mother.

Had it not been for our mothers, none of us would be here. There is not a tear she hasn't cried, bringing us into this world, raising us, watching us grown, and watching us leave her behind to start our own family. As we carry on with our new lives and family, one person started it all, who was there from the point of conception; OUR MOTHER. One person who wiped our boo-boos, tears, and fears away; OUR MOTHER. One person who sacrificed it all for our stability; OUR MOTHER. One person who worked two and three jobs to feed us; OUR MOTHER. One person whose heart got broken by our choices yet still unconditionally loved us; OUR MOTHER. One person always in the courtroom or took that collect call; OUR MOTHER. One person who has buried child after child because of senseless killings; OUR MOTHER. One person who has buried a spouse but kept the family going; OUR MOTHER. One person who has to tuck her trials and tribulations away to deal with ours; OUR MOTHER. One person who exemplifies strength, compassion, forgiveness, unconditional love, empathy, support, comfort, kindness, firmness, class, determination, and selflessness; OUR MOTHER.


"For me, there is no one who has the right to be called mother, other than my mother. I feel it would be a slap in the face to my mother. I know I would be utterly appalled if I ever heard any of my sons address another woman as, mother. I earned that title, and it didn't come easy." - Alston Shropshire



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