Happy Mother’s Day!

Mother’s Day conjures so many wonderful images for me. I think about my own lovely mother, who was the epitome of love. Our family was her entire life. I could call upon her at any time for anything and she would always be there. I could ask her for advice and she would share her honest thoughts and opinions with me in an objective way that encouraged me to make responsible choices in my life. She was the model for my life, showing me how to be a good wife, a good mother and a good person.

I have also had a great mother-in-law, who was an inspiration to me in so many ways. Upon the death of my mother, she came to me and said “I can’t take the place of your mother, but I hope that you’ll feel that you can always come to me.”

I’ve had such wonderful examples of good mothering. A mother’s unconditional love and gentle guidance is one of life’s truly special gifts.

I have the pleasure and privilege of being a wife and mother. What a blessing. My family is the center of my life. Motherhood for me has been and continues to be a spectacular and humbling journey. My son is no longer a child. He is a young man with goals and ideals of his own. I struggle to find appropriate ways of letting him know that I am always here for him, while keeping my mouth shut and allowing him to find his own way.

Edward, please forgive me if I don’t always get this right. Just as you are struggling to become an independent adult, I too am struggling to let you go. Please know that I love you and I want the very best for you always. May all of your dreams come true.

Mother’s Day celebrates the mothers that we’ve had…and the mothers that we are. It’s a challenging job, but there has never been a job more important and rewarding.

God bless Mothers around the world. Wishing you all a very Happy Mother’s Day.

About gretapope

Dr. Greta Pope has enjoyed a three decade career as an in-demand entertainer for corporate events, as well as public and private events of all types. She has performed throughout Europe, the Far East, South America and the Caribbean, as well as in the United States and Canada. Dr. Pope is a published author. Her book is entitled Music, Money & You; Managing the Business. It is used in the Chicago Public Schools and is available at booksellers nationwide. Dr. Pope is President/CEO of Greta Pope Entertainment, Inc. since January 1991. The company is in the business of Entertainment Production, Publishing, Recording and Educating. Greta Pope Entertainment products include the shows Duke Ellington, Cole Porter, American Songbook, American Jazz in Paris and International Intourlude. The most recent Greta Pope Entertainment, Inc. production is the very popular MOTOWN...Pride of the Motor City! show. For more info visit www.gretapope.com Dr. Greta Pope is the founder of the PrivateMusicStudio.net, where she offers Business Education products for Singers, including Business Courses, Business Consultations, Voice Lessons and Piano Lessons. She also hosts The Business Savvy Singer Podcast. For more information or to join the "tribe" of Business Savvy Singers, visit www.privatemusicstudio.net
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