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The continuum on Mother's Day

Posted by on May. 13, 2012 at 8:52 PM
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Ladies, I know we have many in this group who are still waiting to become moms, and so Mother's Day may be somewhat of a mixed bag. We have those among us who have lost pregnancies and children, and we have those who are still on the crazy roller coaster of foster parenting. We have those who are over the moon happy, and those who are struggling.

I wanted to share this with all of you... A friend posted it on Facebook today, and it really spoke to me.

This is from the blog The Messy Middle:

"To those who gave birth this year to their first child—we celebrate with you

To those who lost a child this year – we mourn with you

To those who are in the trenches with little ones every day and wear the badge of food stains – we appreciate you

To those who experienced loss this year through miscarriage, failed adoptions, or running away—we mourn with you

To those who walk the hard path of infertility, fraught with pokes, prods, tears, and disappointment – we walk with you. Forgive us when we say foolish things. We don’t mean to make this harder than it is.

To those who are foster moms, mentor moms, and spiritual moms – we need you

To those who have warm and close relationships with your children – we celebrate with you

To those who have disappointment, heart ache, and distance with your children – we sit with you

To those who lost their mothers this year – we grieve with you

To those who experienced abuse at the hands of your own mother – we acknowledge your experience

To those who lived through driving tests, medical tests, and the overall testing of motherhood – we are better for having you in our midst

To those who will have emptier nests in the upcoming year – we grieve and rejoice with you

And to those who are pregnant with new life, both expected and surprising –we anticipate with you

This Mother’s Day, we walk with you. Mothering is not for the faint of heart and we have real warriors in our midst. We remember you."

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by on May. 13, 2012 at 8:52 PM
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Starr39
by on May. 13, 2012 at 9:19 PM
1 mom liked this
This was so beautiful. I am in tears. Thank u for sharing this.
arthistmom
by Member on May. 13, 2012 at 10:06 PM

Beautiful. Where's the LOVE button?

Malley
by on May. 13, 2012 at 10:18 PM
I love it! Thank you for posting it.
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aprilz1225
by Silver Member on May. 14, 2012 at 8:33 AM

 i love this!

meam4444
by on May. 14, 2012 at 10:00 AM

love it!

MamaEngineer
by Member on May. 15, 2012 at 8:56 PM

Thank you for sharing this. This Mother's Day was very difficult as we continue to wait for an adoptive match/placement.

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