Saturday, May 8, 2010

Especially on Mother's Day.



Mother's Day.

I think of those with children at home. People like me. Pins upon our blouses. We wear a smile. But there is something hidden. Something we keep from you. Tomorrow we will go through our day thinking of that person. The one who made us a mother. The one who you don't see. You may not even remember. But we will.
Especially on Mother's Day.

I think of those who have no children at home. At least no children that you can see. They go to the stores- see the signs, the flowers and the cards. They watch the strollers and carts and want to scream, "I am a mother!" "I am a mother too!" But no one else sees. No one else may even remember. But they will.
Especially on Mother's Day.

And I think of those with no children at home. And none in the heavens. I think of those that prayed for months. And months turned into years. And years turned into decades. But no one came. They have done this before. And they will do it again. Remember the struggle. A struggle that no one else sees or may even remember. But they will.
Especially on Mother's Day.

We all had dreams. Dreams of breakfasts in bed, fists full of dandelions and painted plaster creations. Dreams of laughter and hugs, and sticky kisses.
Dreams of being a mother.
And we will remember those dreams.
Especially on Mother's Day.

Our journeys to 'Mother' may have taken different paths.
Paths we wished would have taken us a different course.
But we will all wonder, "Why?" And remember.
Especially on Mother's Day.

We are in this together. We are different but the same. We are in every city, state, country and Continent. We will close our eyes and dream, and remember, and wonder and wish-
Especially on Mother's Day.

Wishing you peace,
Especially on Mother's Day.
L

17 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing this. God Bless you as you celebrate Mother's Day with one son and mourn another. Happy Mother's Day! *hugs*

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  2. beautifully written my lovely.

    Indeed my heart is oh so aware of those mummy's today and wishing them such love and peace. Praying for some understanding and thoughtful people in their lives xx

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  3. Beautiful post!

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  4. I love it Laura. Remembering with you - especially on Mother's Day!

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  5. Beautiful post, thinking of you today and the many other loss moms I have met on this journey.

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  6. Beautiful words Laura. Wishing you peace this Mother's Day. xo

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  7. My thoughts exactly, and then some. Happy Mother's Day. xoxo.

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  8. Thank you so much for that, such a beautiful post!

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  9. Amazing! Such a hard day for so many, even if those with children at home and children in heaven. Thanks for putting it so perfectly.

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  10. I day of joy and sorrow, love you friend!

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  11. Thinking of you sweet friend. Love, nan xxx

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  12. Happy belated mother's day to you!!! ♥

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  13. Happy belated mother's day to you!!! ♥

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  14. I love it Laura. Remembering with you - especially on Mother's Day!

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