With Mother’s Day coming up on Sunday, we wanted to share some of our favorite moms in pop culture!
For the mom who is like a sister… Lorelai Gilmore, of Gilmore Girls, wants the best for her daughter, Rory. As the two grow up, their relationship evolves into that of best friends or sisters. Life as a single mother isn’t easy for Lorelai, and she relies on the support of her parents to put Rory through private school.
For the mom of a blended family… Carol Brady. Here’s a story, of a lovely lady, who was bringing up three very lovely girls! When she meets Mr. Brady, she found her perfect match - a man with 3 boys to make a perfectly symmetrical family. She does her absolute best to flawlessly blend the two families together.
For the unconventional mom… Leigh Anne Tuohy, made famous by Sandra Bullock's portrayal of her in The Blind Side. She is the perfect example of the way anyone can become a mother-figure. After noticing an athlete in their area was couch surfing, The Tuohy Family offered up their home as a safe, stable place to live. Michael Oher is quoted as saying "I could focus on school, and my grades started to go up. I was eating, so I could focus on other things rather than being hungry, that's when I really started to excel." (Source)
For the adoptive mother… Miss Honey from Matilda was raised by her deceased mother’s half sister, Agatha Trunchbull, who was very cruel and cold. As a teacher, Miss Honey was beloved by her students, and she became particularly interested in Matilda, who loved to read. Time and time again, Miss Honey made an effort to gain support from Matilda’s parents, but to no avail. In the end, Matilda convinces her parents to sign the adoption papers that would leave Matilda in Miss Honey's care. Miss Honey and Matilda then lived a very happy life together.
For the mother to everyone… Molly Weasley from the Harry Potter series is a woman with a huge heart. Orphan, Harry Potter was left to be raised by his aunt and uncle who didn’t support his wizardry. With arms open wide, Molly Weasley welcomes Harry in, despite having 7 children of her own. She is always full of kindness, and one of our favorite moments is when she comforts Harry after the Triwizard Tournament. “Sometimes the best advice, like the best spells, is non-verbal.” (Source)
It is the undying, unconditional support of mothers like these that give hope and life to the younger generations. For all of you moms, moms-to-be, and those longing to be a mom, we honor you, today and every day.