When the entire planet is honoring our Mother’s this week, there are many folks who hate Mother’s Day.  Ok, hate may be too strong of a word – but have patience and follow me here and keep reading, and you will see what I mean.  For the record, even though I lost my Mother, I enjoy Mother’s Day.  This message is for those who are struggling.

When the entire planet is honoring our Mother's this week, there are many folks who hate Mother's Day.  Ok, hate may be too strong of a word - but have patience and follow me here and keep reading, and you will see what I mean.  For the record, even though I lost my Mother, I enjoy Mother's Day.  This message is for those who are struggling.  

When my Mother was 25 years old, with a new diagnosis of Addison’s Disease, and a new baby (me), her Mother passed away.  Until the day she passed, she was not overly fond of Mother’s Day. Despite having a child, because she missed hers, and missed out on all of those years with her Mother.

When I became a Stepmother, I came into a home full of love and acceptance, but it’s also an awkward place to be on Mother’s Day.

I started to understand… and opened my eyes to everyone else around me…

To those who have lost a Mother, you will miss her that much more on Mother’s Day while everyone else is celebrating.

To those who have lost a child, there are no words to describe your pain.

To those who have miscarried, or have not been able to get pregnant, despite wanting nothing more in the world than to be a Mother.

To those who had an absent or abusive Mother growing up, you know that motherhood isn’t always like a Hallmark card.

To those who have a Mother still living, but through Alzheimer’s or another terminal illness, have already “lost” her.

To the adoptive Mothers, the Stepmothers, the Aunts, the Grandmothers, and all of the other surrogate Mothers who are raising or helping to raise a child who is not biologically theirs.

Do something special for yourself today because you deserve it.

If you have a loved one who falls into one of the above categories – let her know that you are thinking about her.

This is a very unconventional way to honor my Mother today, but she was the one who taught me fortitude and also taught me to show kindness to others.

This is my way of honoring her, and honoring those who feel left out or sad this Mother’s Day.

Happy Mother’s Day in Heaven to my Mother, and happy day to anyone who is reading this who could use a smile today.

When the entire planet is honoring our Mother's this week, there are many folks who hate Mother's Day.  Ok, hate may be too strong of a word - but have patience and follow me here and keep reading, and you will see what I mean.  For the record, even though I lost my Mother, I enjoy Mother's Day.  This message is for those who are struggling.  

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