Mother’s Day is this Sunday. It is a day for us to show appreciation to the very special people who represent the gold standard for loving unconditionally. If there is one consistent thread that runs through Mother’s Day celebrations, it is that we are not really celebrating how much we love our mothers—we are celebrating how much our mothers have loved us.

While it is estimated that more than 96% of us will participate in Mother’s Day in some fashion, we each come to it from different perspectives. I benefit from nurturing relationships with both my mother and my mother-in-law. And I have an up-close view of the importance of my wife’s role as a mother as well.

Our hands are filled with big bouquets for our mothers this weekend!

To those radiant moms whose children are born or treated in our hospitals: We love your children and we love you. Happy Mother’s Day!

To the mothers who are among our patients: Caring for you is a privilege and a joy. Happy Mother’s Day!

To the proud mothers whose adult offspring make up our workforce: Thank you for sharing your talented children with us. Happy Mother’s Day!

And to the hundreds of amazing moms on our team who are mommies to their own children: What would we do without you? Happy Mother’s Day!

Your love for your children inspires and shapes our lives every single day. Happy Mother’s Day!