The best present I’m getting this Mother’s Day is my fully vaccinated status. I hit the two-weeks-after-the-second-dose mark on Friday. And then sat blissfully mask free in the stands at a high school lacrosse game, still spaced safely apart but able to breathe unencumbered.
So here’s a thank you to the ones who made that—and today’s many Mother’s Day brunches—possible. Scientists. Doctors and nurses. Technicians. Vaccination site volunteers. The countless people who lifted us all forward. Even if they’re not moms, they’ve mothered us all. Thank you.