Sunday, May 09, 2010

Happy Mother's Day to all of you.
You are mothers, you are children of mothers.
You've been well mothered, you've been badly mothered.
You've raised your children, you've raised someone else's children.
You've given birth, you've adopted.
You've given your children up for adoption, you've been reunited. Or not.
You've lived your lives with what ifs? and thank Gods.
You've longed for children, you've chosen to remain childless.
You've struggled to get pregnant, you've got more kids than you know what to do with.
You love this day and all whom it celebrates, you hate this day and all that's gone missing.
You are actively raising children, you are empty nesters.
You are beginning the journey, you are nearing the end.
You are raising typical children, you are raising those with special needs.
You can see the end in sight, you know there is no end.
You love some of mothering and hate the rest, but accept it all,
As part of the journey, wherever it's taken you.


jess said...

'you're glad to have found so many other incredible women along the path'

happy day, sweets

Wanda said...

And YOU are one of the best.

Anonymous said...

And to you! said...

Happy Mother's Day Carrie.

Beautiful post.


Kim said...

Oh honey, that is just so beautiful. Thank you so much for those words, for so many. Happy Mother's Day!

Elizabeth said...

And to you, dear Carrie.

deb said...

Hope your day was exactly and not what you expected.
Like life.
Like mothering.

Deb Shucka said...

Wow! So beautiful. Love.

Tanya @ TeenAutism said...

"You've lived your lives with what ifs? and thank Gods" - that's it in a nutshell. Brilliant. Love you.

Amber said...

Beautiful. Back at you.


kario said...

Every day is Mother's Day. Hope your family did something you truly deserved on Sunday and I hope they continue to spoil you. You are a one-of-a-kind mom, my dear!