This particular day has been bittersweet since our beautiful angel went to Heaven. Especially the first, that landed just two months after we lost him. I was childless, but a mother no less.
My girlfriends took the opportunity to make a really tough day special, and have continued to do so every one since.
My motherhood has been unconventional. My first child spent his first ten months of life in the NICU. We never had a typical infant stage with sleepless nights and extreme exhaustion. Other people cared for him the majority of those months.
Our second child was already three years old when I became his mother. Again we did not spend his infancy together. We missed the early milestones.
But despite those missed moments, I have never felt I was less of a mother. Even though my situation is one of uncommon circumstances, tragedy, heartbreak, and the greatest joy I’ve ever known, I have always felt in my heart that I am a mother.
It doesn’t matter how any woman becomes a mother. Whether it’s biologically, through fertility treatments, through adoption, or anything else, being a mother means holding your children close to your heart and sharing a bond that is unbreakable.
And I absolutely have that with both my angel in Heaven and my angel on Earth.
6 thoughts on “Mother’s Day”
You are one very special mother.
Thank you. As are you. Happy Mother’s Day. 🌸
You were born to be a mother with your very special gifts. Your boys are so fortunate to have you for their mommy. Love you, sweet girl.
Thank you, Tia. 🌈 ILY
My heart is with you today.
My son was 3 weeks old when I lost him, the day before Mothers Day in 2012. Today on Mothers day is 7 years.
I also have 4 other children in heaven who passed in the womb. I have one child biologically who is almost 13. My second child became mine through adoption.
Thank you for sharing this today. You ARE a mother.
Happy Mother’s Day. I am sure all your little angels are with you today and every day. 😇❤️