I’m coming up for air from all of my cookie baking to wish everyone a very Happy Mother’s Day this weekend. The girls and I are planning a “berry” special lunch for my mom and Rita on Saturday, and then Sunday will HOPEFULLY be a relaxing day where I take the lead. Will we go out to eat? Maybe. Will I decide to stay home all day? It’s a definite possibility. Will I make Matty help me buy and plant all my flowers? Most likely! I’m not going to lie . . . I cannot wait to have a day revolve around what I want to do! 😉
Whatever we end up doing, I’m sure it’ll be a sweet day with these two little ladies who make me a mama.
Now, on to my annual Mother’s Day disclaimer . . . I am well aware that this day is not easy and celebratory for everyone. Some children have lost their moms, some moms have lost their children, some hopeful women are still trying to fill that baby shaped hole in their hearts, and some mamas are struggling to make it through the day to day chaos.
While I spend the day with my two little miracles, I know I’ll be keenly aware that there was supposed to be a third little miracle with me this year. Being a mom is hard, and the emotional aspect may be harder than the physical. But, despite thinking about the babies that should have been, the reality is that I am still a MOM, and that’s what I always wanted. My wish for all women this weekend is that we can allow ourselves to take a guilt-free breather and just focus on where we are in this moment. Miscarriages are hard. Negative pregnancy tests are hard. Not having a mom to support you is hard. Having fussy babies is hard. Watching friends have babies when you can’t is hard. For one day, maybe we can try to let all of that go and give ourselves a break. That being said . . . if you’d rather spend the day in bed then GO FOR IT! No judgement here!
Now, let’s end on a happy note . . . don’t forget to treat yo’self! You know I’ve already used this excuse at least twice!