I’ve known a lot of mothers.
I’ve been a mother for 14 years.
I’ve known mothers who fought a daily battle with emotional, mental or physical disease in their own bodies.
I’ve knows mothers who would have gladly fought those battles for their child if they could.
I’ve known single mothers who have struggled to make gaping ends meet.
I’ve known a surrogate mother who gave a woman, unable to carry her child, the opportunity to hold her baby in her arms.
I’ve known mothers that walked out of hospitals without their babies, while another woman’s status changed just by walking in.
I mean, how would I decide one’s need for a little gift is greater than someone else’s?
Kiva is a non-profit organization fueled by a mission in which they seek to end poverty by lending. “Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world.” Funds are lent in order to meet various needs of borrowers including clothing, transportation, agriculture and housing.
The money can be repaid and then lent to another in need. It creates a sense of accomplishment. Of pride.
This is all I can think to do.
So in honor of all the mothers I have known, respected and loved I wish you a Happy Mother’s Day.
This post was sponsored by Cozi, but all opinions and decisions are mine.