Moms on the Mall… Define “Mom”

While in a store I heard a familiar voice utter my very unique name . . . “Mom?”

Every woman in the store looked in the direction of what I was certain was my child, only to realize the voice was as universal . . .as the name.

There is a great deal of responsibility that goes with that moniker . . .it should not be worn or carried lightly.

So when I see a group of women gathering under the banner of Moms on the Mall . . . I am a little curious about their purpose, because if they intend to speak for me and millions of other moms, they better get the words right.

In the name of caring for kids safety they better mention abstinence over the lie of safe sex. They better mention drugs and alcohol as causing more harm to young people than firearms. They better mention the dangers of unfiltered Internet access and the destructive nature of pornography. They better talk about the necessity of virtue and respect over self-indulgence and irresponsibility. Because if they don’t, and they only mention guns as being harmful to kids, then I will know they are only women masquerading behind a values laden moniker.

And these women don’t speak for me or the vast majority of moms in America . . .and I will call their bluff if they claim to do so.

This is Nina May . . . also a mom.