Each year on the second Sunday in May we celebrate Mother’s Day. We honor motherhood, maternal bonds and the influence of mothers in society. This day can bring up varied emotions — joy, gratitude, love, loneliness and sadness. We recognize the myriad forms of motherhood and we celebrate these wonderful pillars of strength who nurture us. To the grandmothers, mothers, aunts, sisters, friends, non-traditional parents and even those compassionate strangers, past and present, who have given us the courage to be who we are — Happy Mother’s Day!
Jessica De Jesus Rodriguez, Jubilee’s Senior Case Manger was raised by a single mother who did everything in her power to ensure that Jessica needs were met. Her mother, who was always present, showed her how much can be accomplished when surround with a loving support system. Jessica’s support from her mother has taught her the importance of having someone in your corner. Someone who sees you, recognizes your goals and genuinely wants to help you achieve them, makes all the difference in the world. Today, Jessica uses this motivation in her work with Jubilee’s program participants.