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Celebrating Mothers

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This Sunday is Mother's Day, in case you've forgotten.

I wish every mother was June Cleaver from Leave it to Beaver, but alas, being a mother is hard. You live every day worried about what is the next challenging thing you will face with your child. And that continues even after your children are grown. Motherhood is clearly a marathon, where along the way, many mistakes are made, but few mothers ever give up. They do the best they can over the course of a lifetime. And is for their efforts, at times, we probably don't remember that we should celebrate them. My mother forced me to be an Eagle scout, even though I hated every minute. She died when I was only 19, yet few days go by that I don't think of her. At Church Health, I have the privilege to care for many single mothers who work multiple jobs to care for their children. I never cease to be amazed at the miracles they accomplish. So I hope we will all see this Sunday as a day of gratitude for the women who make us who we are. This is Dr. Scott Morris for Church Health.

Dr. G. Scott Morris, M.D., M.Div, is founder and CEO of Church Health, which opened in 1987 to provide quality, affordable health care for working, uninsured or underserved people and their families. In FY2021, Church Health had over 61,300 patient visits. Dr. Morris has an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia, a Master of Divinity degree from Yale University, and M.D. from Emory University. He is a board-certified family practice physician and an ordained United Methodist minister.