It’s Mother’s Day! I was going to start by giving a nod to all the mom’s who are fighting for their children’s right to have access to Marijuana to make their children’s lives better, such as Advocating Medical Marijuana for Autism (or MAMMA), mom’s who fight to give their children cannabis for epileptic seizures, mom's crossing state lines and taking huge risks to make sure their children have access to the medicine they need and also, groups like the Cannabis Mom’s Club which is a web series and CannaMoms. But honestly, this is for ALL mothers because we all have our children’s causes close to our hearts. Whether it be for marijuana access, Cooley’s Anemia, better education, Juvenile Diabetes, or simply making sure our kids are safe in school, there are a slew of mom’s out there who have unwavering love, dedication and devotion to support their kids.
When I wanted to become a mom my own mother said, “Make sure this is what you want to do, because Motherhood is an unrelenting responsibility.” No truer words have ever been spoken. Even with adult children, I never stop worrying, I never stop supporting, but on the flip side, I never stop enjoying them – their highs are my highs and their lows are my lows. Something only a mother could know. Another favorite expression that I hold in my heart, “You’re only as happy as your least happy child.” If you’re a mom - no explanation necessary, we live this every day. So, thank you my beautiful children for all that you are and all that you’ve become. Thank you mom for always being there for me, and finally, here’s to all the mom’s out there fighting for their children’s health and happiness – I hope you have a beautiful day, and please, try to relax, sit back and enjoy the recognition. Happy Mother's Day!