Second, my heart goes out to everyone who has lost their mother or may be estranged from their mother. My own mother is such a blessing and support, I can't fathom not having my dear mother in my life so I know this day must be such a difficult reminder for you.
Third, I wish for peace to all of the mothers who have lost a child during or post pregnancy. I have no words to express how unnatural and unfair this is for any mother to endure.
Next, I pray for blessings for those of us who desire with all of our hearts to be mothers but struggle with the pain of infertility. Today, we must suffer through, endure and survive... (as I did last year) I have HOPE that by next Mother's Day, we'll all be able to celebrate BEING a mom!
Lastly, I leave you with a link to a touching post by Keiko to remember the childless, not by choice. Her words hold so much truth in how I feel:
We may not have stayed up late when the kids wouldn't go to bed. But we've stayed up late worrying about our transfers he next morning. We've stayed up late wondering why the agency hasn't called. Stayed up late wondering "how on earth are we going to pay for this?"
We may not have endured 20 hours of labor and a natural birth. But we've endured countless hours in stirrups, endless rounds of needles and herbal treatments and painful surgeries. And years of silence and shame.
We may not have brought our child to work but we've sacrificed careers to stay in jobs we hate just to maintain specific health insurance coverage, however crappy that coverage might be - but it's better than paying 100% out of pocket.