Mother’s Day is a wonderful day to remind mothers how special they are. However, mothers come to nurture and love in so many different ways. Biological, Foster, Adoption, Aunts with a maternal instinct all should be recognized. Every year I thank all the women in my life for providing me the amazing comfort and love each day in my mothers absence.
You see, my mother passed away 15 years ago. My first Mother’s Day was a hard reality. I went to a flower shop to get a small bouquet to place at my mom’s mausoleum. The lady asked me how I wanted them and where I was taking them. I just said “to my mom,” got to my car and lost it. I brought the flowers to her and thanked her for being my mom.
Please remember not everyone has a biological mom with them. Also, not everyone can be a mother despite their best efforts. Be the space that allows others in, to feel safe to grieve and talk about these difficult days.
Sending strength, positive supports, and love to those that need a little extra tomorrow. 💕