This one is for the mothers.
This one is for the mothers who are sitting in a hospital bed at this moment, holding their new baby for the first time.
This one is for the mothers who are struggling with those first few months of motherhood. The sleepless night, the constant feeding, the pure exhaustion.
This one is for the mothers who are struggling with post-partum depression, wondering why they aren’t feeling that excited happy feeling everyone told them they would feel.
This one is for the mothers of toddlers. Your house is messy, you haven’t showered in days, you ate goldfish for dinner last night, you rock that messy bun like none other.
This one is for the mothers of school aged children. You are currently trying to homeschool your children even though you weren’t cut out for it.
This one is for the mothers of teens. They are learning to drive, they are hormonal and pushing you away.
This one is for the mothers whose children are grown. Your house is empty. Some days it’s nice to feel a sense of freedom again, some days you miss the chaos that was their childhood.
This one is for the single moms. You’re doing it all alone. You are taking on two roles as one person.
This one is for the mothers who have lost children. No one can understand the ache and heaviness in your heart except the ones who have also lost children.
This one is for the mothers of only one child. Everyone keeps asking you when you will have another, but you have decided to be “one and done” and that is what words for your family.
This one is for the mothers of 4, 5, 6, or more children. Everyone keeps asking you when you’re going to be done. Or they tell you you have your hands full. You wouldn’t trade your big family for the world.
This one is for the mothers who don’t have good relationships with your children. Your phone might not ring on Sunday, but you still matter.
This one is for the future mothers. Maybe you’re pregnant now. Maybe you’ve been trying to get pregnant for years, but each month you only see one line on that stick.
This one is for the step-mothers. You embraced children who you did not birth and love them as your own, because you fell in love with their father.
This one is for the adoptive mothers. Maybe you always felt lead to adopt. Maybe you struggled to have your own for years and never got pregnant. You took in babies and children whose biological parents didn’t want them or couldn’t care for them. You love them as your own flesh and blood.
This one is for the foster moms. You take in children from all walks of life. You don’t know if this child will be with you for a few days or a few years. You embrace that child no matter what kind of situation they came from.
This one is for the mothers who have lost their own mothers. Mother’s Day isn’t the same without her.
This one is for my own mother. She does so much for myself and my daughter. She is the kindest soul around. I don’t know where I’d be without her.
Mothers, no matter what stage you are in, you are loved. I know some days feel impossible. Some days you want to give up and run away. Some days you cry in the shower. Some days you drink multiple cups of coffee (or glasses of wine). Some days are fun and full of joy in laughter. Some days motherhood is everything you dreamed it would be.
That’s the thing about motherhood, no two days are the same. I hope today was a good one!
Happy Mother’s Day!