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I really do. I no longer have a mother. I am not a mother myself. This day is merely a reminder of what I do not have and what I so desperately want.
But I’d rather not dwell on that. Because there are so many out there who–this year–have so much to be thankful for. I can hardly wrap my brain around all the good news that’s been circulating the blogiverse lately. It makes me want to celebrate, instead of wallow in my own misery, for once.
So, for sass, Audrey, unaffected, Ms Pollywog, with just a little help, Bleeding Tulip, Living Our Life In Cycles, mrs. brightside, Alissa, Belle, Her Royal Fabulousness, slowmamma, Mommy-in-Waiting, and Nisha T. : Happy Mother’s Day! Enjoy it!
Of course, there are those of us for whom this particular day is merely a sad reminder of the grief, pain, and loss that has become our lives. Cristy wrote a great post about how to survive this difficult day.
I’m going to try to be happy. For one day, I want to focus on the positive. And maybe next year, or the year after that, I’ll finally have a reason to be celebrated on Mother’s Day. And that’s what I really want.
(UPDATED 5-12-12: In my efforts to remember all the recent good news, I completely forgot one of the very first bloggers I connected with. *facepalm* A huge shout-out to msfertility, who is approaching 18 weeks with her little medical miracle! Happy Mother’s Day, dear!)