To the women who have come before us, and to the ones who will come after.
To the women who shared their laughter, their love, and their tears with their children, even when those same children were ungrateful for the sacrifices.
To the women who influenced someone else’s life by being the kind of woman who takes care of others.
To the women who gave up sleep to rock a colicky baby, who gave up time to drive everyone home after the party, who gave up an early retirement to fund a wedding.
To the women who love us.
To the women who take care of us.
To the women we adore who have always been there when we needed them.
To the women who are the Mothers in our lives, whether by birth, choice, or circumstance.
From all of the children,
From all over the world,
From the infants through the elderly.
From those you’ve influenced and from those who have yet to arrive but will feel your love for generations to come.