I Honor All Who Mother
--by aogrn, posted Jun 22, 2007
[Originally posted on May 12th]
Today as I reflect on Motherhood, many images come to mind. Some encourage and inspire me and others have me reflecting on my past sorrow.
I am elated for myself as I will share Mothers day with my 2 children; I am sad that my other children will only be a thought and a dream of what might have been. You see, I have lost 9 children 6 thru miscarriage and 3 thru failed invitro fertilization. Today, I honor all of my children.
My own Mother grows older and suffers mild dementia and has suffered strokes. Yes, now I Mother her. I try to meet her needs physically and emotionally while trying to remember that she is my Mother and will forever see me as a child. Her life has changed and for that I am sad. Yet she remains with me, while so many others will feel the loss of a Mother today.
My little daughter is 9 and emulates me in so many ways -- mostly when she Mothers her cat. She makes his food just right, she nurtures him in his play and cradles him like a baby. She is joyful in his accomplishment and worrisome with his sniffles. She is me and play acts her Mothering and I smile as I know she honors me as her role model without ever saying so. She will do well as a parent.
So I wish to end by honoring all of those who Mother ... all men, all women, all people.
Happy Mothers Day!
God bless u!