Remember The Mothers Fleeing a War Zone This Mother’s Day

Yael Eckstein  |  May 6, 2022

Mother in a yellow jacket holding her child in front of an airplane.
(Photo: Yossi Zeliger)

As we celebrate all the mothers this Sunday on Mother’s Day, we pause to say thank you to all the moms who always protect, care, and love their children. And as we celebrate, Yael writes at Townhall that the ongoing war in Ukraine proves how brave mothers truly are:

As we learn of these mothers who are suffering so much, I encourage every family to give their mother special honor this Mother’s Day. And I encourage every mother to take a day to hug your family tight. Remember what is happening to families less fortunate than yours.

Another mom, Marina, fled with her 11-year-old son and 4-year-old daughter. “I left everything escaping from the bombings in Odesa,” she said when she arrived safely in Moldova. “My husband could not come with us. I do not know when I will see him again.”

As she faces an uncertain future, Marina said, “I’m trying to remain strong for the kids, so I don’t let them see me cry.”

Read Yael’s full message at Townhall.

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