Father’s Day is just around the corner….and this year I’m actually ready for it! E is very excited to celebrate – she loves any excuse for cookies and singing special songs to Daddy!
I thought I’d go back and share my favorite photo from Mother’s Day. No, it’s not of me & Evelyn. I have plenty of those. Truthfully, I don’t like Mother’s Day. I haven’t for decades. While being a mother is a gift that I treasure – more than most will ever know – and I’m fortunate to have a wonderful mother who is so supportive of me, I can’t help but think of those who desperately want to be mothers. There are so many among us waiting – for the right man, for the right time, for the doctors to get it right, for the adoption agency to call – so many who associate Mother’s Day with grief and loss.
I know this is a huge downer post. That’s why I didn’t post it on Mother’s Day. Andrew did a good job putting together a nice day with quality time, quiet time, and even beautiful weather (he’s just that amazing!). Still, I wound up with this cloud over my head all day. When I look back, though, this picture is exactly what I want to remember of Mother’s Day: My miracle, exploring the world. Life isn’t easy, and parenthood has its ups and downs….but I really am lucky.