I am only here today thanks to the patience and love of a lot of amazing mothers. (Mine especially, but also a lot of grandmothers, god mothers, adopted mothers, and honorary mothers.) I am grateful for them every day, but today I send extra love to those who have lost a mother, those who are estranged, those who have lost a child, and those who long to be a mother. Today is a day of celebration and thanks, but also a day of difficulty for many. I hope you hold yourself gently today. Know that I am grateful that your mother gave us you.