With Mother's Day upon us, a shout out to all mothers, human and non-human alike, in celebrating their worth, while recognizing the struggles every mother faces in raising her young. I am the mother of two beautiful young women and nine companion animals.
To me, motherhood means a vested interest in watching new life grow and thrive in a secure environment devoid of fear, encroachment, pollution, or exploitation. It is an awareness of fleeting time. Motherhood is knowing we must adjust, compromise, sacrifice, and devote ourselves to our family, our colony, our herd, our flock, our pod. Motherhood means a quest for opportunity and security - sufficient open space, fresh water, and an abundance of food. Motherhood is hoping for a better, safer, cleaner world for every single living being. It means slowing down to hear nature and trying as hard as we can to leave the world a better place for all of earth's children. Motherhood is listening and opening our minds to the marvels that we must never take for granted.
With Colorado's rapid growth, I'm deeply concerned for the health of our future generations, wild places, and wildlife. Now more than ever, we need to protect and preserve these fragile, diverse treasures. Senator Bennet, please stand up for our cornerstone environmental laws, such as the Endangered Species Act, for my children, their children, and all the children of the world.