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Happy Mother's Day 2010!

As the mother of three grown daughters and the grandmother of 8 precious grandchildren, and the grateful daughter of a dear mother myself, I feel well qualified to talk about mothers.

The overwhelming feeling I have is gratitude. Gratitude for my mother and how quietly and gently she supported me her entire life and how she put family first always, my beautiful and talented daughters who mother their children with incredible love and patience, and those vibrant, shining children! Words fail me when I think of these precious little beings. It is a privilege to be a part of their lives.

There is no substitute for a mother’s love. It is this love that truly makes the world go around.

Last night I went to a special evening put on by two amazing women, Denise Hagan and Karen McGregor. It was called ‘The Miracle of a Mother’ and it was a fundraiser for Karen’s mother, who was going to cancel a much anticipated trip to visit Karen in order to help other family members out financially. As soon as Denise’s friend Karen heard, she offered to help her organize an event.

It wasn’t hard to fill the Unity hall with supporters of Denise and lovers of her golden voice and inspirational stories. She honoured the mums with one of those things we can’t resist – excellent chocolates – and then kleenex was passed around for the inevitable tears when people came up to talk about their mothers.

It was a perfect fit for ‘hugzz’, especially the one for over-worked women – the serene woman taking a moment to have a break and give herself a hug. ‘Hugzz’ are for humanity. We are for recognizing each other’s need to share with, and to care for each other and all life.

The mission was accomplished. Denise will have the money to bring her mother over from Ireland and also money to buy her some natural products unavailable in her country to help with her arthritis.

Denise is an international inspirational singer and songwriter who has the voice of an angel. To hear her powerful voice live is a real treat. Go to to find out more about her.

Karen is the author of “The Madonna Code” and founder of the website Find out about her workshops, writing group and more at her site.

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