Remember The Mothers Fleeing a War Zone This Mother’s Day

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Posted: May 06, 2022 12:01 AM

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Mothers are a special breed of human being. History is filled with stories of mothers who defied kings, survived famine, resisted terrorists, and faced down bullies to protect their families. Mothers take on governments, drunk drivers, school boards, and drug dealers to ensure their children are safe, fed, educated, and treated fairly.

Every Mother’s Day, moms around the world are honored or pampered. Yet their mother’s instinct continues to work to protect their young. On Mother’s Day, as on every other day of the year, mom is ready to stand up to any adversary that would harm her family. 

This year, I can’t help but think of the Ukrainian mothers who are fighting for their families in ways that would terrify most. Trapped in a war they did not anticipate, many have taken up arms to fight. Others are watching kids with one hand while saving lives with the other. And millions fled to get their children to safety. Most left husbands behind.

Hani

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