I’ve just finished reading a book by Nia Vardalos a fellow Canadian and the screenwriter and star of “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” among her many projects. The book is titled “Instant Mom” and it’s about her struggle with infertility and eventual adoption of her daughter that made her an “instant mom”. Part way through the book she comes to the conclusion that no matter if you become a parent by birth or adoption it’s always an “instant mom” moment. Those of us who are parents can understand what she’s talking about because we’re always trying to figure it out no matter what our children’s ages are. And if you’re not a parent, your parents are probably still trying to figure out this whole parenting thing. In the end we just want to make sure that we don’t really, really screw our children up.
Today’s Ted Talk is a story in honour of Mother’s Day. Carmen Agra Deedy has written for children for over two decades. Born in Havana, Cuba, she came to the U.S. as a refugee in 1964. She has become one of America’s most popular storytellers and writers for young readers. Although Mother’s Day in Panama is in December it’s this coming Sunday in North America, mark it on your calendar! And Happy Mothers Day!