Before self-isolation and social distancing, there were jobs that would often go unnoticed, and certain roles within our communities that were an oversight. Now, some services are even considered essential for our own health and wellbeing, those that make our lives easier in more ways than one. As we adapt to this pandemic, these roles are needed now more than ever: mothers and maternal figures.
New responsibilities have been added to their already elaborate job description. Now, they are resident teachers, transforming living rooms into classrooms, responsible for teaching children from home. They are already nurses and paramedics, the first on the scene. For some, they are counsellors and therapists for comfort, encouragement and advice. For others, they are pharmacists and physicians for every symptom under the sun. They are hairdressers, private transportation, bankers and personal loan officers, and they are on duty 24/7.
Today, take some time to think about the mothers and maternal figures that are leaving their own households every day, so we don't have to. For those that continue to provide essential services to keep our lives functioning, we thank you for the contributions you make. We know that you may have families of your own, waiting for you at home, and as a community, we are grateful. From the bus drivers to the nurses, from the cleaners to the supermarket attendants, you have always been essential. Sometimes it takes a global pandemic to help us realise that.
For our own mothers and maternal figures, the original essential workers, thank you for everything you do. Happy Mother's Day, from the Buy Search Sell team.
By Josiah Westbrook