Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day...

Saw this from a friend on facebook and loved it, so I wanted to share it here too. :)

  • Happy Mother's Day...
    To those who have welcomed their first child this year —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.
    (excerpt from Amy Young at The Messy Middle)
    Happy Mother's Day to the best mom there is...

    and to my boys for making me a mom!