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Thursday, May 9, 2013
A Tribute to Women this Mother's Day: by Amy Young
I have seen this tribute recently circulating social media. It is by blogger Amy Young and her blog can be found at Messy Middle. I have always felt the complexity of mothering, even moreso now that I mother my son and live in a community of those who mother.
Her full blog post on the topic of Mother's Day got quite a few comments, positive and negative. I particularly resonate with this tribute she wrote, and post it for you this Mother's Day week.
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 this year 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 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 have disappointment, heart ache, and distance with your children – we sit with you To those who lost their mothers this year – we grieve 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 will have emptier nests in the upcoming year – we grieve and rejoice with you And to those who are pregnant with new life, both expected and surprising –we anticipate with you 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.