Mother’s Day is always hard for me as well. Honor your mother…theme every year in church…my children do that for me, but my alcoholic mother has literally disowned me, told me she wishes I were never born. Yet, I forgive her, I’m not angry anymore, just hurt. I strive to be the mother I never had, putting expectations on myself that are so not necessary because I would NEVER abandon my children at 16, or any age! I’d die for them. After seven pregnancies, and three miracles…they are my heart, my joy, my legacy. I love my mother, I wish she felt the same for me. I’m blessed to have a mom in my mother-in-law. She had been my mom since I was 18, though she didn’t know it til I was around 20. I strive to be like her. She isn’t perfect, and there are days I remember I’m the DIL not the real daughter, but those are few and far between. She loves me and all my faults. She is wonderful and I love her dearly.
We can’t change who we are grateful to for giving us life, we can change how we use it to be a better mom ourselves. Hugs and Love! Happy Mother’s Day!