Sunday, May 8, 2011

On Mother's Day

On Mother's Day, we are reminded of what we have. We are also reminded of what we lost. And for loss moms, Mother's Day can be a bittersweet reminder of our babies.

On days like this, I am drawn to Shannon. I love my children. I love all my children, whether I got to give them a hug today with my arms or in my heart. And today I am reminded of a comment about Mother's Day by a great writer and observer or the universe - Erma Bombeck. She said:

This may seem like a strange Mother's Day column on a day when joy and life abound for the millions of mothers throughout the country. But it's also a day of appreciation and respect. I can think of no mothers who deserve it more than those who had to give a child back.

In the face of adversity, we are not permitted to ask, "Why me?" You can ask, but you wont get an answer. Maybe you are the instrument who is left behind to perpetuate the life that was lost and appreciate the time you had with it.

Her full column appears in the next post.

So "happy" Mother's Day to all the beautiful mommies whose babies soar with the butterflies. You love them and they love you. And sometimes it helps to be reminded of that.

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