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By Jamila Cross

Mom solves, mom accompanies, mom comes and goes, mom takes care, mom hugs, mom challenges, mom cooks, mom pampers, mom shares everything. Mom is always there! It is the quintessential anecdote and ode to mothers who go above and beyond to meet the needs of those in their care. It is aspirational, but does a mother ever truly know with certainty that she is fulfilling her call entrusted to her by God?

As an adult, my relationship with my mother has always been tumultuous; we are not confidants, nor overly affectionate, and over the years I have learnt to manage my expectations of this relationship.

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