In his later years after my mother passed away, on every Mother’s Day, he would phone close friends who were mothers to wish them a happy Mother’s Day. That may sound unusual, but that was his way of honoring what he saw as the sacred trust of motherhood.
You are so right to have pointed out to Sarah that women’s individual actions have wider repercussions: we women voluntarily jump off our pedestals which trains a huge number of men to treat us without respect. I was one of them despite my parents’ wonderful example. I got pregnant while in a long-term dating relationship, but the good news is I did end up marrying my baby’s father after I started listening to your radio show. And ever since, I have been a stay-at-home mom to my son and his little brother who came along a few years later. It’s never too late to change, and we have you in our corner to lend us a backbone until we can stiffen our own!
Thanks for all you do.