Well what can I say? It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done and it’s only going to get harder. I’ve also known no greater joy than having a baby with the love of my life and coming home to both of their beautiful faces every day.
Today has a bittersweet feel to me. As much as I love lilacs and Mother’s Day brunches and gift cards and my new keyboard, there is a sadness to today. I can’t help think of all of the babylost and mom-lost friends I have and I wish they were celebrating being moms and being with their moms. And I am aiming to do something special today to honor those we have all lost. And I’m thinking of you, Grandma Bella – my own personal loss. I can’t even say your name without crying but today, I say it loud and clear. I wish you could have met your namesake. She carries your legacy of love and life.
And I feel incredibly fortunate to have my mom and several mom figures in my life. And I honor you, Mom. And Nana, Grandma Helen, Ruth, Peggy, Colleen, and Aunt Marilyn. I couldn’t have done any of this living and mothering thing without all of you.
And a Happy Mother’s Day to me: