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Happy Mothers Day

Wishing all mom’s out there a very happy mother’s day.

I admire my own mother for being such an amazing mom, and I hope I can do even a fraction of what she had done for me for my own kids. She always taught me right from wrong, to have values, to have morals. She would work so hard day in and day out, just to make sure she could give us all that we needed.

Besides my own mother, I have a really big place in my heart for foster and adoptive mothers. I can think of one whom I’ve worked with in the past. They are an Iranian family (and I really really admire them for putting themselves out there in the world of foster care and adoption…because so many other Iranians would never do such a selfless thing). What I admire so much about her, is that she did not just get into foster care and adoption thing because she couldn’t have her own children, or because of the money. She has plenty of her own children, and would spend all the foster children’s monthly stipends on the foster kids themselves, and then some more. Instead, she wanted to share the love. To give another, less fortunate child, the experience of being part of something they could not have had otherwise.

She has three biological children, 2 adopted children who were originally her foster children, and one foster child. She loves and gives her all to every single one of her children, biological, foster, and adoptive. There were times I would go check in on her to see if everything was okay, and would see her talk to me calmly, while her little foster children were climbing on top of her, making lots of noise, and just being typical children. She wouldn’t flinch, wouldn’t raise her voice, and would always remain calm, patient and loving.

There were tough times (some VERY tough times) that I’ve seen her go through, when any other foster mother would call it quits and would call us to have the children removed, she would instead work ten times harder to help resolve the issues.

She is such an amazing mother and inspiration to me. In the future, when I become a foster or adoptive mother (when my own children are older) I genuinely hope to do as good of a job as she did with all her children.

Here’s to all biological, foster, and adoptive moms out there.

Happy Mother’s Day

About: Leila Rahmanian and Salar Rahmanian

Leila Rahmanian is married to Salar Rahmanian. They live in the San Francisco Bay Area and have three wonderful kids, two boys named Valentino Rahmanian and Caspian Rahmanian and a beautiful daughter named Persephone Rahmanian.