Take, for instance, the life of a plant. If humans do not get in the way, the plant begins as a seed in the soil, pushes up using the nutrients in the soil, has its life, and then eventually drops fruit and leaves that re-nourish the soil. In that fruit are some seeds, and the process will begin anew.
Pretty neat, right? That process repeats itself in a lot of other areas, including but not limited to the typical human life. Let us pretend that you are the plant here. You are born, sprouting forth from the soil and burst into the light. And you get on with your life: growing, developing, becoming something more. Go to school, meet the right guy or girl, start a career, etc. At some point, you develop some fruit of your own, and you send it out towards the ground. Those would be your kids. You enter the autumn of your life, slow down, maybe wilt a little bit. That's called retirement. Eventually your fruits sprout a new plant and the cycle begins anew.
In this whole process, the really integral part is the soil. The entire cycle begins and ends in the soil. The soil provides the plant with its base. It is the source of all the nutrients that allow the plant to grow and thrive. It can even go so far as to affect the taste and quality of the fruit or the plant. Plants can even change color depending on the characteristics of the soil from which it grows.
The soil is your mom. She gives you life. She gives of herself - every single day - to allow you to grow and become strong. Once you are grown, she stands behind you, providing your base. and being the solid footing you need to go about your life. As your life goes on, your fruits - also known as your children - will nourish your mom because, let's be honest, most moms love going on to become grandmas. And eventually, later in your life, you will re-nourish your mom as you take care of her in her later life. And the circle closes. The circle of life, and it begins and ends with Mother Nature.
The bottom line here, Company, is that for most of us we owe so much of who we are to our mothers. And, like it or not, there are huge parts of them in each and every one of us. So take some time to think about them, and make sure you do something nice for them today. Every one of them deserves it.
Happy Mother's Day