Happy Mother's Day to my mother, mother-in-law and all of the other wonderful mothers out there. Thank you, mom, for always being there for me every second of every day for the past 30 years. I often wonder what truly makes a mother. In my eyes, giving birth does not make one a mother. The news is full of stories about women that are undeserving of the name. It's a feeling, a tenderness, a nurturing quality, and an unconditional love that I believe makes a mother. It's kind of hard to celebrate Mother's Day when I know so many people are out there suffering. In the past I often felt like a mother without children. . .with a dream that seemed to never come true. I thank God every day for Olivia. Words cannot express my love for her. She truly is my dream come true. I mourn for my son, Logan, who is not here to celebrate it with me. I mourn my miscarriage of Baby B. On this day, please enjoy your celebrations, tell your mother that you love her, but also say a prayer for those to whom motherhood is still a dream.
To the women unable to experience the joy of that pregnancy test finally being positive -
To the women exhausted by failed attempts month after month after month -
To the women who have experienced the pain of miscarriages -
To the women who have given birth to children and were never able to take them home -
To the women who have never held their child in their arms -
To the women whose children have gone before them to heaven -
To the women left heartbroken by failed adoptions -
To all of the 'mothers without children'. . .whatever the reason. . .Today, I honor YOU.