Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mother's Day... happy or not?

I wasn't sure how this post would be received as it is a sad reminder to many. But I thought it was important to remind you wonderful ladies that you ARE indeed mothers. No matter if you have children you can hold in your arms or only your heart or both. There are so many types of women out there that are mothers and mother figures that you all deserve to be recognized on this day.

There are the moms of angels, moms of earthly children, mothers of both, single moms, adoptive moms, step moms, foster moms, partnered moms, married moms, single dads, other women that have stepped up to care for a child or children.... the list goes on and you all are amazing for what you do and what you have gone through.

Also I know that religious beliefs vary widely and I wish there were a better way to refer to our lost children without always referring to angels. I know some people dont believe in them or have other beliefs as to where their child is. Know that I use the term "angel" as a broad term that most all people make the connection that our children are no longer with us. If you know a better term please feel free to pass it along. I know I cant make everyone happy, even the term "lost" will not sit well with all people. Whatever term I may use or pictures I may post, know that my intentions are to encourage you all. Having said that I came across this photo that I wanted to share with you all to remember our children on this day where we acknowledge our motherhood. For some this photo is sad but I thought this photo was more beautiful than anything else, I hope you agree.


Jill said...

I find it beautiful as well... xo

Holly said...

It's a beautiful photo! I use the word angel, not literally, but as an endearing term.

Maggie said...

I think it's beautiful. XO

Hannah Rose said...

Beautiful photo...p.s. on the triplet butterfly page, I saw your baby Genesis went to heaven on March 16, 2007. My daughter, Lily, was still born on March 16, 2010. I'm sorry for your loss.

La Cubanita said...

Yes Hannah, I noticed that too when you sent me your request. I replied to your email and mentioned that but I'm not sure you got it. Anyway, I too am sorry for your loss.

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