Yesterday was Mothers Day.
For me, this is a particularly tough day.
When Levi passed, I questioned, “Am I still a Mom?”. Now I know clearly, that yes, I will always be Levi’s Mom. My child is in the spiritual form, not the physical form and he is with me every day of my life.
My preference would be to receive that personal hug, the flowers from the FTD florist and the card from Halmark. The commercial part of Mothers Day drills in the expectations.
As the years have passed, I notice that people have forgotten that I am a Mom and I do feel left out of the celebration. What this means is I have to take responsibility for it myself. I decide ahead of time, how I will spend the day, how I will celebrate the day.
I make it a good day but I can also say, when I put my head down on that pillow last night, I thought… I made it through another Mothers Day. I tell you this because I want to normalize this feeling of just getting through the day. Sometimes, its the best we can do. It is okay.
So Happy Mothers Day to all of you. Please share how you made this Mothers Day special for you.