I am a eight year old girl in Mexico. My mother is working in your country illegally. My father was never in the picture. My mother had 2 other children. She had no education, she could not find a job. She had to either watch her children die from hunger, or come to the US illegally and work.
Unlike you, she works any and all jobs. She works very hard. There are no benefits, no WIC, no food stamp, no safety net. And then she send money home.
Yes, she is not following US laws, but there is a higher law, that of evolution. All species have built in survival instincts built into them, an instinct that propels a mother to do anything to save her children. And that natural law does not make earning a living a crime. When we as a species decided to live in society, we bound ourselves into law, the law of live and let live.
I know that most people who criticize my mother in your country do not believe in evolutionary or natural law. But you do believe in God. Does your religion allow you to bring a child into this world, and then not care of that child? “Refrigerator Mother” is only a coinage of the Western World. I don’t know what it means. I only know that my mother is doing whats best for me. And if you have people to do the work that my mother is doing, why do you hire my mother?
Mom, I know that on this Mother’s day, you will do your work, and then come home in fear, and go to sleep in your shanty apartment. I know you will not get a kiss from me, or even a gift. But I love you. Happy Mother’s Day.