A Mother’s Day Note
May 11, 2008

While traveling through Texas this week for work, I sat down with Lisa Chynoweth, our Director of Social Services for Texas.  I was inspired and challenged by the conversation we had and I wanted to share it with you in honor of Mother’s Day.

“As someone who was orphaned as a child and now as a mom, I have a unique perspective on Mother’s Day. Growing up and into adulthood Mother’s Day messages at church always seemed to assume that everyone in the congregation had a wonderful, nurturing mother, and excluded those who perhaps had an abusive, absent or negligent mom or no mother at all. I felt alienated on days like this and I think for years I wondered if I was the only one who felt that way. 

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