Sunday, May 12, 2013

Many different types of mothers.

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To those who gave birth this year to their first child—we celebrate with you.
To those who lost a child this year – we mourn with you. 

To those who are in the trenches with little ones every day and wear the badge of food stains – we appreciate you.
To those who experienced loss through miscarriage, failed adoptions, or running away—we mourn with you. 

To those who walk the hard path of infertility, fraught with pokes, prods, tears, and disappointment – we walk with you. Forgive us when we say foolish things. We don’t mean to make this harder than it is.

To those who have chosen adoption for your child - we admire you and your strength and we cry bittersweet tears with you. 

To those who share their motherhood with another - we are grateful for your willingness and sacrifice.

To those who are foster moms, mentor moms, and spiritual moms – we need you.
To those who have warm and close relationships with your children – we celebrate with you.

To those who step-parent – we walk with you on these complex paths.
To those who envisioned lavishing love on grandchildren -yet that dream is not to be, we grieve with you.

To those who have disappointment, heart ache, and distance with your children – we sit with you.
To those who lost their mothers this year – we grieve and remember her with you.
To those who experienced abuse at the hands of your own mother – we acknowledge your experience.

To those who lived through driving tests, medical tests, and the overall testing of motherhood – we are better for having you in our midst.
To those who have aborted children – we remember them and you on this day. We respect your choice.
To those who are single and long to be married and mothering your own children – we mourn that life has not turned out the way you longed for it to be. 

To those who will have emptier nests in the upcoming year – we grieve and rejoice with you.

To those with empty nests who struggle to adjust and eventually do- we know you miss hearing your children's voices and we send you hugs and hope for new adventures to come your way.

To those who are pregnant with new life, both expected and surprising –we anticipate with you. 

And to those who put "the needs of their child above the wants of their heart" - we honor you.                                                             Skye Hardwick 

This Mother’s Day, we walk with you. 
Mothering is not for the faint of heart and we have real warriors in our midst. 
We remember you.

taken from an online forum. originally heard on christian radio. edits from original forum post made by the bm4a team. 

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