Sometimes Mother’s Day isn’t happy.
For one reason or another. But I think it boils down to unmet expectations.
Whether your relationship with your own mom is strained or non-existent, happiness is not always the first emotion associated with this day meant to celebrate mothers.
And sometimes there’s grief. She passed. Or the loss of a child. Recently or long ago, I don’t think time ever removes that gaping hole.
Sometimes unmet expectations come in the form of how you entered motherhood. Because not everything goes to plan.
To the mothers overlooked,
Foster moms, adoptive moms,
birth moms, c-section moms,
To each and every mom:
You are seen. You are loved.
You are needed. You belong.
So many moms to thank.
Because whether you are tied to them by blood or not, they gave us life.
Your best friend’s mom, your stepmom,
Your mentor mom, your aunt that’s like a mom.
May we as women hold on to each other, lift one another up, wipe a tear, share a hug, say a prayer, make a meal, and just stand together in community.
Because that’s where motherhood thrives my friends. With each other.
So if Sunday is feeling less than happy, I dare you to stop and thank a mom because we all need a reminder that we’re in this together.