But sometimes, Mother's Day isn't so wonderful.
For some, it's when pressing weights of grief and loss and sadness descend.
I understand this version well. I lost my first biological son just before Mother's Day one year. I lost my mother just after Mother's Day another. I've had empty womb and sick child and recovering from a traumatic brain injury Days. I've had separated from my babies, missing my family, engulfed in grief Days, too.
This year, however, was shaping up to be a fairly good version. But it's turned away from that now, with one of my children struggling with some health issues and away from us on the day.
So I'm dedicating this to all those who are hurting:
Those with empty wombs
or empty arms.
or somehow forgotten.
Those tending the ill or wounded
or who are needing care themselves.
Much love to all those who ache on this day. Much, much love.
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