Sunday, May 12, 2019

All Mothers' Day


All Mothers' Day
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Mothers who never were.

Mothers who lost.

Mothers estranged.

Mothers avoided.

Dead Mothers.

Mothers in Dementia.

Mothers in other countries.

Mothers who died in youth.

Mothers abused and battered.

Mothers in addiction.

Mothers in war zones.

Mothers in prison.

Mothers who are pimped.

Mothers who adopt and foster.

Mothers who were adopted.

Mothers in brutal institutions never to see their babies.

Mothers who are brokenhearted.

We reflect and hold them tight.

For it's not all flowers and chocolate.

Ever.


(Drawing by Ana Juan in the New Yorker)




19 comments:

  1. Wow! No wonder the Mothers like to have one day just there own.
    Hugs and flowers to you today!

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    1. We deserve much more than one day. So much more.

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  2. So true. There are mothers who are broken in spirit.

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    1. Yes Gigi, I know so many with so many different stories, it breaks my heart.

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    1. You're welcome, I was getting a little tired of all the gushies, I have an estranged daughter in the UK.

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  4. They come in my shapes and sizes, and styles.

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    1. I think you mean many, unless you're particularly proud of your shape and style? :D

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  5. And how many of us there are! Many, many. I know hearts are sad beyond words for mothers in sadder lives than ours.

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    1. I was thinking of the miscarriages (I had 2) and failed adoptions and so many permutations of the mother process. And yes, the sadness. I remember spending one Mothers Day with a friend long passed whose daughter shunned her and my daughters were shunning me at the time. In a dreadful time we comforted each other.

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  6. This is very lovely. It certainly isn't all flowers and chocolate, but the motherhood trip is worth the effort put into it, most of the time.

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    1. Most of the time River tho Ann Landers did a survey a long time ago and was shocked to discover that most mothers would not repeat the process.

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  7. Apropos of nothing Mary, we flew over your part of Canada on the way to a week in New York a few weeks ago ( a belated 70th treat ) I waved to you and told my other half that “”I’m waving to a good friend ; we used to live in the same road in Dublin in the 60s” xx

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    1. I'm catching that wave now Anne, what a lovely thought. My gawd what a long time ago that was!

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  8. And mothers who’ve grown weary and disillusioned and almost forget what it means to be a mother. And the mothers who don’t much care either way.

    Sorry to put a dampener on the festivities although yours aren’t the jolly kind either.

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  9. I think the reality of Mother's Day needs to be spoken of. I did post this on FB too and it resonated with so many and reposted by so many that it struck a deep chord. I was glad. We are far from being alone in our pain.

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