Mother's Day

I would like to recognize my readers on Mother’s Day – not only the mothers, adoptive mothers and stepmothers, but also those (all-too-often forgotten) women who have lost or miscarried a child.  Your baby existed.  You, too, are a loving mother.

I’ll never know the right things to say; perhaps there are no right things to say.  But you are recognized and appreciated.

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When a baby arrives,
be it for a day, a month, a year or more,
or perhaps only a sweet flickering moment-
the fragile spark of a tender soul
the secret swell of a new pregnancy
the goldfish flutter known to only you-
you are unmistakeningly changed…
the tiny footprints left behind on your heart
bespeak your name as Mother.


Comments

  1. Theresa says:

    Let’s not forget all those with empty arms today – all of those suffering through Mother’s Day with infertility problems!

  2. Definitely, them too!

  3. (I should also add, Happy Children’s Day to those whose parents have disowned them.)

  4. Mother’s Day is always so bitter sweet for me, as she’s passed away but reading your blog always touches me, so happy mother’s day to all too. :) *hugs*

  5. This is so beautiful, ~B~ !! You have such a warm, nurturing spirit!

  6. I was going to say something very similar to Theresa. Thank you for beating me to it!

  7. A bit late, but this is one of the nicest things i’ve ever read online. I lost a most wanted gift by ectopic pregnancy, accepted it, and have moved on. My nephew never misses writing me a card on Mother’s Day and considers me his real mom, so yeah, this one just leaves a big lump in my throat.

    Thank you!

    more blessings to you.
    XOX

  8. That’s so awesome! Thank you for saying that about adoptive moms, stepmoms, and moms who have miscarried. “Your baby existed”. That is such a validating statement that those mothers probably never hear. I am blessed to be a full-time stepmom myself, and your message warmed my heart!

  9. Home-Alone says:

    Hi girls,
    A guy’s heart is also touched by the poetry (and by the fate of many Americans forced out of their homes).

    This reminded me of something that we, guys, can rarely feel in our lives.

    I recall a song by Aqua – “My Mama Said”, have you heard it?

    My mamma said that the best thing in life
    was getting me
    and loving somebody higher than anything
    else in this world baby,
    My mamma said that she would give her
    life up for me,

    My mamma said that the worst thing in life
    Is getting used
    to loving somebody higher than anything
    else in this world baby
    Knowing you´re going to,
    Knowing you´re going to lose it all

    This was something that has recently helped me to understand how God loved us, and what it means giving the only Son he had…
    Blessed you are, mothers!
    As you think it through… it is said that a human resembling God is “a man and a woman”. One may call this heresy, but… I start thinking of Jesus as of that person of the Deity who would sacrifice for the children. Not quite a heresy, though – it is said in the beginning of Genesis.

    Besides… you probably know this about human genome – last couple of chromozomes are XX in women and XY in men.
    And XX is so much more than XY!!!

    Greetings,
    Home-Alone

  10. My daughter was stillborn, and it opened my eyes to how many childless mothers there are out there, and how painful Mother’s Day can be for some women.

    I was suprised to see this post on your blog, but thank you.

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