I didn't get anyone a Mother's Day card this year. I usually shop in the last week before the day and I just couldn't find any cards that said what I was feeling. "Here's hoping your Mother's Day doesn't suck as bad as mine" is apparently not a Hallmark sentiment.
But I've been reading some blogs and have a few less sarcastic thoughts which I will share with you (Sorry...I have no mercy for your souls).
To everyone on the road to becoming a mother...by whatever route...
I can't tell you you will get there. But I hope you will. I hope all your dreams come true.
To everyone who is a mother...with living or deceased children...
I won't say "count your blessings" because that, quite frankly, makes me want to vomit. But I will say "cherish the happiness...whatever amount you have been blessed with." If misfortune visits you, you will have good memories to look back on.
Sadly, I have very little of that from my time with my sweet Travis. I spent so much time in denial, so much time afraid to fall in love, that the happy memories are few and far between. Even the shortest life...even the life of a 20-week stillborn boy...is worth celebrating with happiness and not regret.
Be proud of your motherhood...for whatever time you have/had it. You are/were part of the miracle of life. No matter what you believe...God or not...YOU were an integral part of creating life. That is amazing.
Thank your mother. You are here because she was strong enough to take the risk that her heart would be broken into a million pieces. I can think of no greater love.
Happy Mother's Day