Mother's Day. It's such a conflicting day. Depending on the time that has passed since a parent's child has died, as well as how much healing or grief work has been sought out, this day brings up so many emotions. Compound that with having other children or having no living children at all and one can't seem to escape the day.
Hallmark shouts Happy Mother's Day as you do your grocery shopping, commercials remind you to buy gifts as you distract yourself with TV, every restaurant advertises their beautiful Sunday brunch and your Facebook newsfeed drips with expressions of love for mom. It can all be so overwhelming
My hope is that in the commercialism of the day, you are able to take a few moments for you. Tend to your heart. Listen to what YOU need. Do something to acknowledge your feelings. Take time to journal, create, take a bath, go on a hike, sit outside, be with family or be alone. Whatever you decide to do, is ok.
You will always be your child's mama. ALWAYS. I wish you a peaceful day and peace in your heart on Mother's Day.
I am mama of three beautiful babes; two sons whom I have the privilege of raising and my daughter who lived for 33 sacred days.