"A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take." ~ Cardinal Mermillod
Today is the day we celebrate mothers. I miss my mother every day, but today I miss her just a little bit more. This is my first Mother's Day without her and the first I will spend without all my own children home.
In honor of all mothers, whether you are one or just love one, I share some art work by one of my favorite artists, Mary Cassatt. While not a mother herself, Mary Cassatt was able to capture the mother-child bond in many of her portraits. Looking at the simple slices of motherhood in these paintings makes my heart grow a little larger.