Today, the second Sunday in May is Mothers’ Day.
It can be a day of celebration, perhaps with your mother, your children or both.
It is also a day of reflection. Time to think of those who cannot be with their mother. This may be due to death, distance or estrangement. Special thoughts for those who have outlived a child, suffered miscarriages or stillbirths or made the difficult choice to place their child for adoption. Finally, but by no means least are those who have been unable to conceive – much love and hugs.
Thoughts for some of the special women in my life for whom this is a bittersweet day (in no particular order) – Pat, Tania, Suzanne, Cath, Patty and Susan. Thinking of you all.
It really is a day for the sisterhood to reach out and care for all women – whatever their role – mothers, daughters, grandmothers, would-be mothers.