They can stand on one leg and maintain balance of their entire body for a long time. This balance is perhaps what every human being is looking for - both physically and metaphorically. It is certainly what I am striving for. Flamingos are always in large groups, and they mate for life. They are also beautiful with their pink feathers which they groom all the time.
In old mythologies, flamingos have been regarded as strong spirit animal with healing powers (Egypt and Rome).
Motherhood can morph into many different shapes as kids grow and life arrangements change.