Joy, Loss & Love on Mother’s Day

Joy, Loss & Love on Mother’s Day
As I sit here writing this post, on Mother’s Day, I am watching my precious little girl take a nap.  We had an awesome morning, playing, going to brunch and just being a family.  I am blessed.It’s been a great day but I have to tell you something.  This morning when I woke up, with my little princess beside me, I felt a little sad.  Not for me. But for the mom’s who aren’t as lucky as I am. For all the moms who do not get to hold their little ones today. Some of them have never had the chance to celebrate Mother’s Day with their child. Some of them have but no more.  Some of them are blessed with more children but still have lost.

I distinctly remember three years ago today when I was very pregnant with my daughter.  My due date was less than two weeks away and someone close to me, another mother in fact, informed me that I was not allowed to celebrate Mother’s Day because I didn’t actually have a baby.  I was horrified by that. It didn’t matter that my little one has not actually been born yet, she was mine and I was her mother.  I now have my little girl but those words will never leave me.  Life is unpredictable and being a mom is not about giving birth.

I want to take this opportunity to wish every single mom I know a very Happy Mother’s Day.  And to let those extra special moms, the ones that have lost, know that even if we have never walked in your shoes, each and every mom out there has you in their hearts today too.  You are all mothers, in every sense of the word and this day is to acknowledge the love, the joy and even the sacrifices and pain we have all experienced as a mother. It doesn’t matter how different we, or our experiences in motherhood are, this is a commonality that binds us together.

And  to those who longer have their own mother’s with them today, you are in our hearts and minds today too.

Wishing love and peace to all you amazing Mothers today.


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