Inspiration from other moms amid COVID pandemic

Dear Mom, 

This year is a year like none other and I want to tell you a few things I think are important for you to know.  First, you inspire me to be better. I watch the way you are with your children and my heart smiles. They are truly lucky to have you as their mamma. 

Second, you are enough. I see you doubting yourself when you make difficult decisions or your children get angry with you. I see how tired you are but continue to give, both physically and mentally. I see the love you give to everyone who shares a space with you. You are enough and the world is lucky to have you in it. 

Lastly, we are all in this together. You are not alone in the way you feel. This is not what any of us expected to experience as a mother. Just think of the story we will have to share with our grandchildren. We will be the main characters of our children’s and grandchildren’s history books. Chin up and stay strong sister. This too shall pass.  

Love, Mom

Jeanette Wittmeyer, whose words are above, went through this unprecedented and unconventional year doing what moms often do — putting others first. Her husband. Her sons, ages 15 and 12. Her friends. 

Jeanette Wittmeyer of Brighton with her sons Preston, 15, and Owen, 12.

She’s like so many mothers who do so much behind the scenes to keep their families and households going while working full-time jobs, and, during the pandemic, added the roles of educator, pandemic gatekeeper and nurse to their already full plates.

We want these women to know that they’re not alone. We see you, appreciate you. Your tireless efforts this past year have not gone unnoticed. Wittmeyer who is 43 and lives in Brighton, New York, was one of the mothers we asked to help get our message to you.

To recap:

  • You inspire me.
  • You are enough.
  • You are not alone.

So for this Mother’s Day: Mothers, grandmothers, expectant moms, sisters, aunts and friends, we have more words of Mother’s Day inspiration like Wittmeyer’s, coming from mothers throughout New York and New Jersey.

Read on for their words of encouragement. 

Sabriya Elam of Nyack, New York, mother of two daughters

Sabriya Elam is pictured with her daughters Ayla Logan, 7, and Ava Logan, 10, at their home in Nyack, May 1, 2021.

“For more than 400 days you’ve managed to do your best to protect your family while the world was falling apart. You remixed birthdays, work and school and pulled it all off. You managed to make your little people smile along the way, even when it meant sacrificing. And as terrible as things may have gotten, and for all the times you hid or cried or sat in your car just to get away, we all know what got us through each moment. Moms truly keep the world going.”

Linda Burnett of New Egypt, New Jersey, mother of two daughters 

Linda Burnett of New Egypt, New Jersey with her daughters Alana,, 12, and Avery, 10.

“Over the last year we have had many ups and downs, overall I’ve have tried to focus on the positives that this pandemic has presented, such as working from home and always being available to my girls for a hug or a minute to talk. Focusing on the positives has forced me to acknowledge the strengths I have developed and relied on during these ever changing times.

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