I love my mother. She is truly one of my best friends. My mom (along with my dad) knows better than anyone how to mourn with those who mourn, and comfort those who stand in need of comfort. I don’t know how she does it, but when my world comes crashing down, sometimes she’s the only one with the words to mend my broken heart. I want to be just like that. I want to be just like her.
While I delight to honor my mother on this special day, I am always mindful of those who feel left out. Those who would love to have babies, but can’t. Those who would love to be married, but aren’t. Those who have lost mothers. Those who have lost children. Sometimes the reminders can be so very painful.
I know what it’s like to be left out. To be skipped over. To be told that my contributions don’t count. I know what it feels like to feel alone and forgotten.
So while I honor my wonderful mother, and mother in law, I also honor all of the other women who have reached out to me with a mothers heart. Whether or not they have children of their own. Your contributions DO count. Your efforts matter! Your kindness and goodness matter, especially to me! I am so grateful for you and for the impact you have had on my life. I’m grateful for the texts/phone calls/e-mails/letters that come right when I need it the most. I wanted to celebrate you special ladies today too. Sending a big hug to those who need it!