Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day!

I had a wonderful day full of moms, kids, grandparents, swimming, food, and the zoo. And Alex, who was the only male over age 7 that I talked to all day.

Happy Mother's Day to my mom. I couldn't ask for more from you. I'm very lucky to have you. Happy Mother's Day to my aunt M. I absolutely adore you and am thrilled to be able to spend a few days with you. Happy Mother's Day to my stepsister S and your adorable son Little E. I love having you as a sister. And watching you with Little E is not only fun, but has let me see what a wonderful mother you are.

Happy Mother's Day to my sister A, your partner S, and your lovely sons I and J. You're a beautiful family with clear love for each other. It's been tremendous to see your family grow over the past few years.

Happy Mother's Day to all you moms out there. Moms who are old(er) and moms who are young. Moms who gave birth through biologic means or by the adoption process. Moms whose children are with them and moms whose children have grown up and left. Moms who selflessly (or painfully) gave their babies to other families and moms who have lost their children.

To all moms, who take on the greatest responsibility known to humankind by having a child. To all moms, who open themselves up to the greatest hopes and scariest fears by caring for a child. To all moms, no matter who you are.

Happy Mother's Day. You rock.

11 comments:

  1. What a beautiful post! It sounds like you enjoyed your Mother's Day too!

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  2. Happy Mother's Day! (a little bit late)

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  3. You rock Stimey. Happy Mother's Day (albeit belated).

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  4. And a very happy mothers day to you! Glad you had a good one! :)

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  5. Happy (belated) Mother's Day to you, too! Sounds like a lovely day with family.

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  6. Happy Mother's Day friend !

    Being a mother is incredibly profound- I can't believe just about anybody who wants to- gets to experience it.

    Great post.

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  7. Happy belated Mother's Day to you too!

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  8. Hope your day was beautiful!

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