Every Mother’s WishPosted by Linda
The two times I was expecting, the question I heard most often was, “Are you hoping for a boy or a girl”? It was a very typical question at a time when determining the baby’s gender before birth was less routine. I truly had no preference, and my response was always, “As long as the baby is healthy, it doesn’t matter.”
When I came to work for the March of Dimes and became more familiar with all they do, something dawned on me. I realized that my hope of having a healthy baby had been their hope, too. I was touched by the thought that this foundation has been devoting its research and programs to help my babies begin healthy lives. And in the event they had been born too soon or sick, treatments had been developed to give them a greater chance to survive and thrive. Absolutely nothing could mean more to me. Nothing in the world.
With Mother’s Day approaching, I can’t help thinking about the millions of babies born each year, and how the March of Dimes supports each of them through its 75 years of research, education, vaccines and breakthroughs. And what a meaningful gift it would be to honor a special mom by making a donation to help continue this lifesaving mission.
For moms. For babies. For health. For hope. For generations to come.