May 13, 2012

Happy You-Day to All Would-Be Moms

Mother's Day is here. It can be a great time where you're able to celebrate your own mom and all she's done for you and it can be a day where you look back and marvel at your own children but for women who have suffered miscarriages or struggle with infertility, it can be a painful day. 

To those women I want to say you're not alone. You may not end up with the family you dreamed of as a child yourself but there are other ways and other dreams. You can get through this season. I thought our third miscarriage was going to break me. I remember falling apart and telling some of our close friends that I was tired of feeling like a tomb. You see, for me, getting pregnant was easy. Staying pregnant has always been the hard part. We wanted a HUGE family and after two successful (and very high risk/difficult pregnancies) we realize now that our huge family will come but it will come mostly through adoption. It's going to take more time and effort but we'll get there.

I hope that you have all the support, the chocolate, lemon-drop martinis and chick flicks or whatever else you need to get through this season. Celebrate you today. Spoil yourself. You deserve it.


Shelly said...

That is a very true reminder. This is my sister's first mother's day after years of yearning and many, many losses. She got her dream in the end, even if it came in an unexpected manner.

I'm thinking of all those that struggle with today.

Jen said...

Thank you for this post!! After 4 miscarriages and losing my mom last year, it is a difficult day.

I hope you have an amazing and wonderfully blessed Mother's Day!!!

JG said...

Just now seeing this. Big hugs, hon.