For all of the amazing Mothers, step mothers and mother figures, you are amazing.
All of you.
Here's to the Chloes of the world who are rocks to their children, sturdy, consistent and always there with unconditional love and sound advice.
Here's to the Staceys of Manchester who work exhaustingly long hours from and are full time Mums too - cooking, cleaning, working, loving... How do you do it?
Here's to the Lisas of California whose parenting makes their children want to be their best and whose love is eternal.
Here's to the Sarahs of Nottingham who let their grown up children make their own mistakes but who will love them forever no matter what those errors are.
Here's to the Beths of Newcastle who open their homes and their hearts to troubled teenagers whose own parents have failed them. You give yourself completely and it's incredible.
Here's to the step Mothers and step Mother figures all over the world who have selflessly given themselves to children not biologically theirs, for however long or short a period. To touch the lives of children not your own (whether for a short time or forever) is one of the most selfless and precious gifts a woman can give.
Here's to the Mothers who've passed and who we think of every single day.
Here's to the unwavering advice Mothers are able to give, to the wisdom they impart and to the unforgiving lengths they go to in order to protect their children.
I've said it before and I will say it again - you amaze me.