Mother’s Day

This little boy made me a mother.
His three saintly siblings taught me what being a mother really means.
So much of motherhood I never expected and so much I could never have imagined, good or bad.
Thank you to all of you – Mothers of many or few, Bereaved Mothers, Infertile Mothers, Spiritual Mothers, Grandmothers, Godmothers, friends who are like Mothers, Birth Mothers, Adoptive Mothers, Foster Mothers. It is not an easy mission we’ve been given, but I’m glad to be surrounded by so many amazing women.
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This week has been hard, really hard.  Too many dates lining up in unfortunate ways.  I don’t feel like Mother’s Day is for me this year.  It feels foreign, and I my mind tells me I have no claim to it.  It’s for women whose bodies work the right way.  It’s for women who spend their days surrounded by diapers and difficult food budget.  My experience as a Mother seems both too easy and not enough.  I feel like I’ll get my Mother’s Day card and on it will be a big stamp “RETURN TO SENDER: RECIPIENT DOES NOT YET QUALIFY”.
Monday will be easier I’m sure, but I wish I could sleep through tomorrow.

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  1. I feel the same way as a mom of one. I am not sure where the feeling that only one child means you aren't a REAL mother or it doesn't count but I struggle with feeling this way so much of the time. It is comforting to know I am not the only one who feels this way.

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  2. This little boy made me a mother.

    His three saintly siblings taught me what being a mother really means.

    Yes, exactly, except for my one son instead of yours. Every word you speak unfortunately rings true.

    Today ended up being not as bad as I expected for me. I hope you were pleasantly surprised as well. Prayers to you.

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