Today is Mother’s Day. The day brings all kinds of feelings for all kinds of circumstances. So this. Is for you.
To the mothers for whom today was a special day. The ones who, tonight, lay your head on the pillow, full up with love. To the moms who celebrated this day for the first time. To the mothers in waiting who long for a baby. To the moms who are doing parenthood solo, without a partner to recognize you on this day. To the moms who have had to say goodbye. The ones for whom this day does not bring joy. To moms sitting next to hospital beds in PICU’s and NICU’s and pediatric cancer floors. To the nurses who fill in for moms when we’re not there. To the dads who are moms. To the moms who felt your unborn baby kick for the first time today. And to those who never got to meet your unborn baby. To the moms who have seen and raised four generations of children after you. To the moms of twins and triplets, blended families and non traditional families. To the teachers who are mom heroes every single day. And to the moms who are spending your first (or 2nd, or 20th) Mother’s Day without your mom. To the aunts and sisters and grandmothers who love like mamas. To the mom who made the selfless decision to choose a different life for your baby. And to the mom who didn’t grow a child in your womb but in your heart. This day is for you. You are all mamas. And today, is yours. You are celebrated and loved.