Last Mother’s Day, I was determined not to wish my dear mother a “Happy Mother’s Day”. I hugged and kissed her many times and said the same thing again and again, “I am not wishing you a Happy Mother’s Day today because your day is everyday my darling!” However, when the church service finished, I was surprised with a sunflower from the assistants, a box of chocolates and a box full of letters. These were from some of my spiritual daughters that belong to the Sisterhood throughout Brazil (some also from Japan!) that decided to surprise me.
Each letter told a story of something they overcame, of how they changed when they joined the Sisterhood, and how they consider me their spiritual mother. Imagine my happiness! I put up all those letters on one of my bedroom walls as an everyday reminder of them. These and many others show the love of a daughter – a love I once planted as a mother. It’s in a look, through a gift, an email, a comment, when insisting on taking a picture with me, a hug, an admiration from far away… they all give me affection.
They must all know this: you are part of a dream come true, a prayer made to God many, many years ago. I always wanted to be a mother and God gave you to me!
Every woman has the potential gift of motherhood, or to be a daughter. They just don’t become one if they don’t want to. Daughters don’t even need to formed in your womb-isn’t that wonderful!?
Author of the books "Better than a new pair of shoes", "V woman" and "Casamento Blindado" (Bulletproof Marriage). Founder of "Godllywood" and "Rahab Project". Presenter of "The Love School" at Rede Record.