Sunday is a big day for a lot of people – more than most people realize. If you’re fortunate to have kids, it’s easy to forget that others aren’t so lucky. We’re an odd country when it comes to reproduction in so many ways and a big one is being quiet about loss. My closest friends have had heartbreaking challenges and it makes me very conscious about the things I say and don’t say to people.
In a society overcome with political correctness, it may seem silly to avoid asking if a person has kids or is trying to have a baby but when the other person wants children and is struggling to have them the question is like a knife in the heart.
I don’t have personal experience with this and I’ll be as guilty as anyone with weekend posts about Lucas. I gush over him so much because I’m grateful he came into our lives so easily and don’t ever want to take that for granted.
So here’s to all the mamas out there, those with their babies, those who have lost them and those who have the heart of a mother – Happy Mother’s Day ❤
P.S. Things to say….or not say
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Although I have never had children, I believe there are many ways to “birth” and “mother,” and I feel fortunate that I have nieces and nephews and children of friends to love and care about.
I think most of us carry pain from some dashed dream, and others can unconsciously or even thoughtlessly say things that touch our pain. Your joy in motherhood, though, is pure and good–and it adds love to the world. I say share it, sing it, shout it from the rooftops. Happy first Mother’s Day.
Thank you ♡
Well said, Carrie. Enjoy every minute of your Mother’s Day!