About the Author

Tracy J. Cass is a native of Fort Worth, TX. She has self-published novels, Labor of Love and All That Matters. She loves reading, traveling, working out, and is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Listen to her podcast Everybody's Homegirl on Spotify or Apple podcasts.

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  1. This was my Morning Joy on this beautiful, Wednesday morning. I just LOVE this: I could feel your joy, and I’m so very happy for you.

  2. I felt the same way. As time went on, my one niece turned into three more, and a nephew was added. I love them all in a different way and they are also like my own. You never know what path God has for you. My road to motherhood has been a long one. Now, I am the proud foster mother of an 18 month old baby girl that is on the road to adoption. I love her more than myself and look forward to adding two more to my little family. Motherhood started for me at the age of 50, and I cannot tell you that though difficult at times this is the most rewarding role that I will ever have.

    • Truth, Motherhood isn’t just about giving birth. It’s the mothering you give to those little ones that makes you a mother.

  3. I completely identify with this article. I am also single without children and recently stepped into the role of a full time fledgling aunt/godmother. Due to a planned early retirement I am grateful to assist my sister with the care and child rearing of my two nephews. These two remarkable young men have definitely taught me how to parent (them)… Most importantly we realize that special bond, that secret and sacred interdependence no one else can replace.

  4. Love this for you, TC and for all us Godmothers, Aunties and Villagers who are blessed to nurture and “mother” the way that God intended.

    Beautifully expressed!

    Keep writing♥️

  5. This was really beautiful and definitely a timely sentiment being that Mother’s Day is just a couple weeks away! Many blessings to all of the mothers that hold the title in any capacity; thank you for sharing such an intuitive, lighthearted yet captivating text about senses, emotions and reality. 🙂

  6. I enjoyed this story. I felt the sincerity and love that the writer has experienced. Great story! I enjoyed it.

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