Mother’s Day always brings about a mix of emotions for me and so many others. For nearly four years, my husband and I tried so hard to become parents, but it just wasn’t working out. Anyone going through infertility knows the struggle they face when it comes to special occasions such as this. Not just infertile couples, but those who have lost their moms find the day bittersweet as well. Or even those whose children have left home. Mother’s Day (& Father’s Day) can just be plain tough.
What I’m about to share won’t make it any easier, but I think it needs to be said nonetheless. When we think of Mother’s Day, we think of our moms (or if we are a mom ourselves, we might think of ourselves). But it’s about more than that!
- It’s about father’s pulling double duty
- It’s about pregnant-for-the-first-time moms
- It’s about angel-baby moms
- It’s about grandmas or aunts taking over the role of mom
- It’s about women who have a mother’s heart
- It’s about women with biological children
- It’s about women with adoptive children
- It’s about women with foster children
- It’s about step mothers
- It’s about mothers-in-law
- It’s about anyone assuming the role of caring for others
- It’s about those who constantly pray for the wellbeing of children
- It’s about those trying to become moms
- It’s about repeat moms
- It’s even about pet moms
Basically….THIS! I see this going around Facebook this time of year, and it is absolutely 100% truth!
With that said, to all that fit within these perimeters, Happy Mother’s Day! And please know that if you are not particularly happy this day of the year, I (and so many others) can understand.