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):
Did you like what you read? Let others know. Thanks!