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I knew that when I became a mother, I would be one of the mothers at home, at work, in my community. But what I didn’t know was the sense of harmony I could make with the mother figures I would never meet.

On one particularly stressful day at birth, I had this unshakable thought: I’m not the first—and I won’t be the last—mom to survive this.

As I played with the idea of ​​mothers who existed all over the world, long before my time, the whole history of motherhood seemed to wrap around me.

I felt figuratively surrounded by mothers I didn’t know.

Their presence comforted me, no matter where or when it was.

I think of an African mother who worries about feeding her child. Our homes and our lives are about as different as can be. However, I felt a connection with him. . . wherever you are. We have probably shared many of the same thoughts.

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I am thinking of a mother living in a remote area in Central America who may never have access to the Internet or running water. I can imagine that she has as many worries about her child as a woman living in a big city today. The city mom probably relies on Internet sites and Google to research areas of motherhood that concern her, perhaps a nanny to take care of her children while she climbs the corporate ladder. A mother living in a mountain jungle may not know anything about these things and is completely dependent on her tribe. Their situations and daily routines are completely different. But I think both mothers love unconditionally, stand up for their child’s safety, and put their child’s needs above their own.

As mothers do.

The powerful idea that motherhood transcends geographic boundaries, social classes, and even spans centuries, generations, languages, and races is something that comes to mind often for me. In this role, we are all more alike than we often think.

Often, mothers have problems with breastfeeding, toilet training, sleep problems, and even emotional or behavioral changes. We worry about their future. We have natural instincts to protect them from harm. We feel guilty about how we may have treated them during a stressful time. We wonder if they are happy, if they are learning and growing as they should. We raise them as if it were second nature. As if, deep down, we had always been what we would eventually know—mother.

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It’s hard to imagine enduring these struggles during one of the most pivotal events in history, when raising your child and surviving the unimaginable went hand in hand. I feel for the mothers who were the silent center of our history. Taking care of the future generation, their world was consumed by events that we would later read about in textbooks. But we still face many of the basic problems we still face in motherhood today.

In the 1800s as American women walked the dusty, desolate Oregon Trail—there were mothers.

During World War II as all countries fought each other and destroyed cities, filled concentration camps and hid in bomb shelters—there were mothers.

In ancient Bible times as the Israelites lived their daily lives we often try to imagine when we read the Bible. We think about how different their cultures were thousands of years ago.

But still – there were mothers.

In every country, from the beginning of human life on Earth—there were mothers.

Today and still, we have moms with their own unique travel issues. In modern times, women are faced with a shortage of formula, wondering how they will feed their children. Living life is more expensive than ever. Families may be torn apart by politics and the world is still reeling from the effects of a global pandemic.

I don’t know what it was like to live in different eras or societies, but I feel connected to ancient women through being a mother. I am a mother in today’s society, which will be history one day. My story is unique, yet similar to many others.

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No matter what religion we practice, or the color of our skin. No matter what language we speak, where we live, or our beliefs. Regardless of the choices we made or the way we were raised.

Motherhood binds us all.

Motherhood connects us to the past, and will always connect us to our future.

In this one word, which means the most powerful role in life, we are all connected. Women of our past, present, and future, all over the world. All cultures, all continents, all generations.

Motherhood surpasses everything.

Originally published on the author’s Facebook page

Emily Anne

Emily Anne was a homemaker turned housewife living in Florida. Emily spent over a decade working in corporate and non-profit social media where she truly learned the power of effective storytelling. Due to complications during the birth of her daughter, she eventually became a full-time mother and has never enjoyed a role (or a pink-faced boss!) more. She lives in central Florida with her husband, 3-year-old daughter, two dogs, and whatever other critters show up on their five acres in the woods. Emily is an avid student and spends any free time exercising or being outside in the sun. Follow her on Instagram + Facebook: @mommalikestowrite

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