The lasting power of a mother’s love
Recommended by Nagin Cox
The strength of a mother’s love for her child — most of us live our lives wrapped in the knowledge that our mothers will love us no matter what.
But what if someone you loved did something that would irreversibly change every moment of your existence from that point forward? Sue Klebold’s sparse and unflinching TED Talk is a haunting look at a mother-child connection that has been tested in a way we can only imagine.
She did not have to speak out and share publicly how she copes with the events of the past. She did not have to try to help others through her painful experience — and yet she does, with courage and honesty that will make your eyes water.
I casually relied on the unshakeable support of my mother throughout my life. She died unexpectedly last year, and I miss her every day. If you watch only one talk during the holidays, please consider this one. Spend 15 minutes in Sue Klebold’s shoes. I hope you take away from it a profound sense of appreciation for the lasting power of a mother’s love.