It's Mother's Day and you should be doing what you love to do best. But just in case what you love to do best is blog hop, and somehow you found your way here, I wanted to have something special for you.
Today I am remembering all of my mommy friends who have lost a child. Whether you had your baby for a few weeks in utero or for many years on earth, if you have experienced a loss, then this poem is for you. I pray that somehow, some way you find a little modicum of peace, if even for just a little while.
I also want to shout-out all of my mommy friends. You all have a very special place in my heart. I haven't known you the longest, but somehow you tend to trump my other friends at times. I think it's because we are taking this very singular journey together. There is nothing like motherhood and I'm so glad that you are my companions on this road. I love you!!!
Finally, I'd like to say thank-you to my own mother (who is a complete nut job, btw) who gave me life and raised me to the best of her ability. Mommy, I'm going to
try to stop judging you. You were dealt a hand and you made choices. Sometimes you did what you thought was best, sometimes you did what you thought you had to do. Sometimes you did what the hell you wanted to do, but that's life. Anywhoo, our experiences make us who we are and if it weren't for the perfect combination of your skillful parenting and colossal screw-ups, I wouldn't be the person that I am today. And one day my kids will say the same.
Here's to you Mom!!!