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Around the Square
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 • Posted May 9, 2012

M-O-T-H-E-R.

From Middle English moder.

Old English modor.

German mutter.

Indo-European mater.

Latin mater.

Classical Greek meter.

And Old Irish mathir.

Mother.

We owe it all to them.

No matter who we are or where we live.

Spanish madre.

Japanese Okasan.

Basque Ama.

Czech Abatyse.

Welsh Mam.

Swedish Mamma.

Portuguese Mae.

Russian Matz.

Catalan Mare.

Bulgarian Majka.

French Maman.

Hindi Mata.

No matter the language or culture.

We couldn’t be here without them.

We have them to thank.

Mom.

Mommy.

Ma.

We have them to honor.

To argue with.

To look up to.

Or run away from.

To inspire us.

Or leave us to our own devices.

Mommy dearest.

Mother dear.

Some of us hardly knew her.

She died so young.

For some, she still rules the roost. While others now need assisted living.

Some of our mothers have shed their mortal coil.

Leaving us orphans.

Regardless of our age.

Our birthdays aren’t the same without them.

Young mother.

Middle-aged mom.

Elderly matriarch.

Once a mother, always a mother.

Sunday, May 13th, marks the day to celebrate it.

Happy Mother’s Day, one and all.I miss you, Mom.

That’s Mason.

Renee Walker is an author, poet, and real estate broker on the square www.reneewalkerwriterpoet.com

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