Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Love Hurts

I would like to ban Mother's Day.  Perhaps Christmas and Thanksgiving as well.  For so many of us, it is simply one more opportunity to have your heart ripped out of your chest.  It could be a passive aggressive or actively abusive partner, a thankless, deliberately hurtful child or a resentful, narcissistic parent.  Or, for those of us who have truly hit the jackpot, it could be all three.  Not to mention missing my beloved grandmother, who was like a mother to me.  The day ends up being just another exercise in pain, regret and self doubt.

I never heard from two of my four children on Mother's Day.  But I Skyped for almost an hour with my daughter in Texas while we laughed and she repeatedly told me she loved me.  And my other daughter posted this on Facebook:

Happy Mothers Day to all the amazing women I know especially my mom who always surrounded me with strong wonderful women and made me the mother I am today. And to my mother and sister and in laws who treat my baby girl like their own!

I guess I am not all bad.

Happy Mother's Day to all mothers out there and to all who are like mothers to other people.  Thank you for all you have done and continue to do.

Music to be sad by (lol):


   



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9 comments:

Muffie said...

Marie, I'm so sorry for your hurt. You're in my prayers that things will turn around for you.
Peace,
Muff

Patty Woodland said...

Wrap yourself in that love, don't dwell on what will not come.

ps: yes I could see the broccoli clip

Helen said...

Marie, thanks for this post. It struck me as I was out and about how salespeople kept on saying 'Hapy mothers Day' despite no wedding ring, I don't have names tattooed....although at this exact point in time with 4 children I can acknowledge the day, who knows what tomorrow will bring . I have seen friends beat themselves up over this. I wish we could all accept we do the best we can do.....

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Jane Turley said...

This is not much consolation, Marie... But my eldest who is at Uni forgot both my birthday and Mother's Day and they were both in the same week over here! I think part of this is it's a just a man thing - they don't do the lovey- dovey thing and basically most of them are just nerds anyway:)) I don't normally promote my own posts but this time I'm linking to one I wrote recently about Mothers' day - it gives my take on it - and it hopefully cheer you up as well:) XX

http://www.janeturley.net/2013/05/gifts-for-mothers-day-under-twenty-five.html

Shorespinner said...

I'm always glad when Mother's Day is over. It's not done very well in my family either. I prefer to remember other moments that happen throughout the year and are much more satisfying for being unexpected.

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