Cameron here. You may know me as the “daughter” in some posts and I am hijacking her blog for Mother’s Day. Please join me in giving cheers to all the natural, birth, adopted, and pseudo moms out there!
No matter what relationship a person has with his or her mother, that person is alive because of her sacrifice of both time and self. I may not have come from my mother’s womb, but she has always been my mom.
She taught medical students for over 20 years while running a research lab and navigated her way through the ups and downs of academia (“publish or perish”), secured her tenure and numerous awards, and adopted and raised two rambunctious kids in the process. She and my dad were at every game, match, meet or horse show, and there was always food on the table and clean clothes. Now that I find myself navigating my way through the adult world, I keep asking her how did she do it? She always says it just worked out.
Thank you always, to this wonderful, talented, and powerful woman whose love, brains, hard work and passion for life have always been an inspiration for me. Even though she’s retired now, she has transitioned from typing out lengthy grant requests to creative writing. She has already released two murder mystery books and the third will be released soon. I have also read the first chapters of her Pilgrim novel and eagerly await the finished product.
The bar has been set. Thank you mom!
Your favorite daughter
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