When I became a mother I was so excited that finally Mother's Day would be mine and that I would make it a wonderful day of celebrating the joys of my own motherhood journey with Giraffe. I will not get into my relationship with my own mother as it's long, very complicated, and non-existent for the sake of my and my family's well being. Let's just say Dr. Susan Forward's book has a very special place on my shelf and I refer to it often.
I did receive affection from many as a child and that is how I know how to love and show affection. Other family, teachers, coaches and other friends parents would say ' If you ever need a parent, I'm here.' But a parent is a hard thing to borrow because you always have to give them back and go home.
I have read a lot about how to cope with grief through the 'parent holidays.' They say to remember the good times, look at photos and the like. Instead, I choose to live in the moment of today and remember that what I am doing, raising my son, is important and the most important thing I will ever do. Someone I know posted this video today and it is so very wonderful. It is a tad corny and goosebumpy but I had to re-share it.
Happy Mother's Day to anyone who has helped love a child who needed it.