Letter from the Editor: Mother Knows Best

By Leslie Moore

Letter from the Editor

I’ve been a mother for 34 years, and, like most mothers, the role of mother is a large part of who I am. My oldest child, my daughter, Shawn, was born when I was very young and knew nothing about babies. Everything about her was miraculous to me – I would stare at her for hours, amazed that I had produced such a perfect little being. I do remember an older woman, a friend of the family, coming by to see my blond-haired cherub soon after she was born and giving me a stern lecture about keeping her so dressed up all the time. Shawn never complained that I covered her in lace and smocked dresses, but looking back, she probably would have been more comfortable in a tee shirt or onesie. But, I think one of the greatest satisfactions I’ve ever gotten from being a mother is seeing my daughter become a mother to her own little girls. When we talk, and I hear her worrying about Ellis’s colic (she’s six months old), or trying to come up with activities to satisfy 21 month old Quinn’s budding curiosity, my heart swells with pride at the ease with which she has stepped into the role of mother. Since Shawn lives too far away for frequent visits, Facetime has become our way of staying connected, and when I see her look of exhausted joy pop up on the screen, I feel like the circle is complete. She is a loving mother who is guiding the lives of these two amazing children with confidence. Happy Mother’s Day to my favorite mother – my daughter! And, Happy Mother’s Day to all!

A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary.

About this writer

  • Leslie Moore Leslie Moore is the editor for Strand Media Group. A 25 year resident of Pawleys Island, she is blessed with a life filled with the love of family and friends and satisfying work to do every day.

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