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.