Originally i wanted to post something like this on Sunday, but after thinking about it, i want to post it now because that gives us all time to reflect on it BEFORE mothers day. I recently discovered a new blog, Blogging Baby .
I love discovering new blogs, and this one is great because it has oodles of parent directed information, from bibs that actually work, to how to get babies to eat veggies ( hid them under apple sauce LOL) so this was on the site today and it just tugged me, exspecially the part i have highlighted... its so true, but i will go one step further, besides human babies, here or not, there are our pets. I love my cats, we have only been a part of their life for eight months now, but I couldnt live without them! i would protect both of them to the same extent i will my biological children. People who dont have pets cant really understand that when someone is in you home, who you feed raise and love , just because it has four legs and fur, doesnt mean they are any less of a "baby" to you!
This is to all the moms who have children, who have been trying to have children or to the ones who have lost a child, but it is also to all the "moms" who have four legged children who love them just the same!
Tomorrow is Birthmother's Day. Did you know that? If you are adopted, what do you do to celebrate it? If you are a birthmother? As Mother's Day approaches, I am feeling rather self-conscious about all of the attention and horn-tooting being devoted to mothers. Because I know this day must be filled with pain for many many women: Those who have lost children. Those who have miscarried. Those who are trying to conceive. Those who have placed children for adoption.
Motherhood is so charged-- the current media is filled with stories about women who are castigating each other about Motherhood issues: Stay home or work outside the home? Spank or not? Breastfeed or bottle? How many children should you have?
Well, we are insensitively cutting the hearts out of those women who would give anything to trade places with us, if only to have a child. If only to hold a child of their own in their arms.
You *are* mothers. You are mothers to the babies of your hearts. You are mothers to the babies you have lost. You are mothers to the babies you are trying to have. You are mothers in your souls. Your quiet anguish does not go unnoticed.
As Mother's Day approaches, please know that we honor you. We support you. We salute you