I have had a love/hate relationship with Mother’s Day. For the first 6 years of my marriage, I was a basket case on Mother’s Day as I was agonizingly made aware that I was not a Mother. My deepest wish and desire was not coming to pass as we struggled to start our family and nothing was happening.
And then on May 9, 1986, the day before Mother’s Day, we picked up our sweet little 2 day old daughter as she joined our family as our adopted daughter. That Mother’s Day was one that I loved. My heart was full as her presence enabled us to start our life together as a family.
Since that time, I have learned that there are many types of “Mothers” which was something that I didn’t have a full and deep grasp of when I was younger. Aunts, sisters, grandmothers, friends, neighbors, mother-in-laws and co-workers can be the nurturing and mothering influences in other’s lives. Where would we be without the ennobling example of tireless service and loving acts of the many women in our lives? These too are “Mothers”.
Who in your life has had a mothering and a nurturing influence over you? Whomever it might be, thank them for their example in your life. Let them know that they hold a special place in your heart. And here’s a Free Mother’s Day Printable to help remind you about all the Mother’s that you are blessed with in your life!
Printable created by Tracy – The Middle Child
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