Lovely tale of 2 mothers' love.
I like how you brought the kindness aspect full circle from Lara to Martha, and that both mothers were able to stand toe to toe with their husbands for what they as mothers know Kal/Clark needs.
"Honey, we don't care if you were a Russian or a Martian... You were ours... and we weren't giving you to anybody." ~ Martha in Strange Visitor
"Boy, I must be in trouble. The cavalry's here." ~ Clark in Chip Off the Old Clark