Maternal Devotion

In the mammalian world, there is nothing stronger than the maternal bond. A product of genetics, gestational interaction and childhood nurturing, it is especially apparent in humans, disrupted only by certain psycho-social disorders or premature death. By comparison, the father-child and spousal bonds are distant competitors, lacking significant components of the mother-child relationship.

Today we celebrate the love and achievements of mothers across the globe, acknowledging their vital role in our present lives and throughout the course of human history. Few would argue that motherhood is both the most rewarding and the most difficult challenge that any human will ever experience. A mother's devotion, or lack thereof, determines the trajectory of our lives and, in a broader sense, the welfare of mankind.

Happy Mother's Day to all who accepted this awesome responsibility!