Mothers- Kalen Gunter

This weekend I’ve been thinking about Mother’s: my own, my step-mothers, Indian mothers, and other women in my life who have shown me love. I’ve come to the conclusion that sure being a doctor is difficult, but nothing compares to the role of a mother. 

This week in India I’ve been a teacher to these kids even though I don’t feel at all qualified. I’m still learning myself. Teaching this week has made me realize just how difficult it is to teach a child and especially how hard it is to attend to their every demand and desire, and that’s just with one child let alone seven. I’ve wiped noses, wiped tears, been frustrated, and even been bitten this last week, but it’s all worth it when those sweet kids wrap their arms around me and tell me they love me. I imagine that’s what it’s like being a mother. So here’s my shoutout to all of the mothers out there: thank you. Thank you for showing a kind of love that only mothers can. Thank you to my mom and to my step-mom for making me the person I am today. You’re awesome and I love you.

-Kalen Gunter