As a teacher and director, I have always enjoyed getting to watch families grow. Just in the last year, 10 of our Rise families had babies! It has me thinking in this month of May about mothers. As all of us can probably attest from our own experiences, there is no profession or vocation quite like motherhood. My own mother had seven children in nine-and-a-half years, a feat I have only come to understand and truly appreciate in my adult years. It brings such joy when our families announce pregnancies, grow maternal bellies, and then tote little ones through the door in carseats and add them to our growing waitlist. So today, I want to give a shout-out to all our Rise mommies— for your strength and grace in feeding, laundering, appointment-scheduling, advocating, chauffeuring, nurturing, encouraging, and loving your little ones. It is a privilege to share in the care and education of your children. Happy Mothers’ Day to all of you!
-Meghan Klassen, M. Ed