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Good morning early risers, it’s Liza, the Owner of The Wandering Path.

Today is Mother’s Day. Mom’s have one of the hardest jobs in the world and they come in many forms.

A mom doesn’t have to be blood, but can be someone who has been there for you like a “mom”; say thanks to those that care for you when you are sick, boost you up when you feel down; chide you when you are wrong; and accept you for who you are…even when things you say may be hurtful.

I know my Mom has occasional “mom guilt” over how I and my siblings grew up and the hardships we went through. I tell her to not be that way, as without those trials I would not be who I am and seeing her work hard, leave when others would have stayed, and do what she could to make a life for us as well as her own happiness and sanity…served as inspiration and a reminder that…things may get “bad” but you can make it through it.

You may get a tad scarred in the process but that does not mean life does not contain joy to be found. So to her, my grandmother, and my pseudo mom’s and advisors along my journey, I say a heartfelt THANK YOU. You have helped me through both good and bad times and no doubt I will continue to meet more wise women along the way.

I know I wouldn’t have had the courage without her and other women to pursue my dreams as I knew they accepted me and what I wanted to do. My mom has been my best “guinea pig” on my herbal exploration journey, letting me help her if I could with alternatives….without calling it a bunch of “hooey”. Love you Mom. 

With a Raised Coffee Mug, BB! –Liza M.