Motherhood is ... complicated
🌟Motherhood is complicated 🌟
It's complicated deciding whether you want motherhood to be a part of your life, and if you decide you do, it can be really complicated to get there. And that's just the baby bit.
Many women experience miscarriage, stillbirth, and infertility. All of these experiences can make Mother's Day not only hard but excruciating. I know, I've been there. For quite a few years I went offline. All social media accounts closed. It was just too hard to see pregnancy announcements, baby shower celebrations, and then those gorgeous newborn babies while I was knee deep in grief.
So while I think it is really important to celebrate Mums and mum-like figures on Mother's Day it can also be a day laden with grief for lost children, hopes, and dreams. It is also a day when daughters and sons are reminded of the mothers they have lost. It can be a scary world to navigate alone without the person who was always in your corner.
Take a moment today to think about the friends and family who may be finding today really tough. Give them a call, send them a text, and just let them know they are in your thoughts.