With Mother’s Day on the horizon,
I think of, and pray with thanksgiving, for
… the women who are rejoicing for they gave birth to a healthy child
… the women whose child had children and they became a grandmother
… the women who adopted a child.

With Mother’s Day on the horizon,
I think of and pray for women who are experiencing a wide range of emotions
… the women who never birthed a child
… the women who miscarried
… the women who were infertile (or their partner was)
… the women who had an abortion
… the women whose child was stillborn
… the women whose child had serious health issues
… the women whose child ran away and put into custodial care
… the women whose child was raped
… the women whose child was taken away at birth by authorities
… the women whose child was kidnapped
… the women whose child died due to the pandemic, accident, overdose, illness, murder
… the women whose child lives in COVID19 fear.
… the women whose child became alienated from them and there is little or no loving communication
… the women whose adoptions fell through, artificial insemination didn’t work
… the women whose surrogate changed her mind and kept the baby
… the women whose children are in prison or still in cages
… the women whose child had a debilitating physical/mental disability
… the women whose child committed suicide
… the women who were surrogate mothers, carried the child to term, but who never became that child’s parent.

With Mother’s Day on the horizon,
I think of women who are mothers,
but may not see their role to be one of selfless mothering
… foster moms
… spiritual moms
… mentor moms

With Mother’s Day on the horizon,
I think of
… women who lost their own mother through death or alienation
… women who suffered abuse from their own mother.

May acknowledgment of Mother’s Day, be done with sensitivity.
May there be acknowledgement that there are women who will be celebrating and giving thanks
while there will be women who will be grieving and in pain
– all on the same day.

With Mother’s Day on the horizon,
I think of, and pray for, each.

© June Maffin
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