- the parent who has lost a child, whether by miscarriage, as a young child or as an adult.
- the person who wanted to be a mother or father, but could not;
- the parent who feels they should have been a better parent;
- the parent whose child is in jail or prison;
- the parent who is estranged from their children;
- the person who gave up her child and wonders where that child is today.
- the woman who aborted her child and wonders how they would look today.
- any person who has lost their loving mother or father.
- any person who had an emotionally detached or abusive mother and/or father.
For my husband and I, Mother's Day & Father's Day have been a bittersweet day.
For almost 26 years.
Why Mother's Day? Why Father's Day?
Yes, I know it's a day to celebrate our mothers & fathers.
Yes! I have the best mother & father in the entire world.
They both are still living and still my heros.
Not only that - they are my biggest fans.
My encourager and cheerleaders.
So - what's the problem?
I have the best of the best.
the creme de la creme!
My first Mother's Day as a grandmother!
My other child died at 16 y/o.
A part of me is missing.
A part will always be missing.
It's impossible to have someone within our bodies or lives and then try to forget them.
Trying to forget is as easy as trying to remember something that never happened.
Mother's Day always reminds me of that missing part.
I should be grateful for what I have and not be thinking about what I have not.
Usually I am grateful for what I have.
The fun and good times.
Who feel they may have failed;
Who have craved motherhood & fatherhood, but have been denied;
Who have lost their loving parents.
Thousands are struggling today.
I'm not alone.
I know about this.
For way too long.
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