5/11/2013

An Open Letter: To The Moms That Aren't

If you're a woman who has struggled with infertility, this post is for you.

While this Mother's Day weekend is special, I also know it's tough.

It can be hard for many reasons.

And a lot of people don't understand what it's like to be in your shoes.

A lot of people don't understand the pain Mother's Day brings with it.

The heartache that happens when you see kids at church with carnations for their moms.

Or watching happy families at restaurants where moms eat free.

And one of those families catching you gazing at them during dinner and asking you, "No kids
yet?"


Or seeing the beautiful corsages and bright bouquets and greeting cards wishing all moms a "Happy Mother's Day."

Or even the small reminder jab that you can't enjoy a free Mother's Day sundae at Dairy Queen
because you don't have kids.

The holding back of tears when a cashier at the grocery stores says, "Happy Mother's Day!" and
all you want to do is yell, "I'M NOT A MOM [and it's not fair...]!"

On this weekend when we honor the very special moms out there [and there are many] -- I'm sending a special hug to the moms that aren't quite moms.

Yet.

I get it.

And I hope you know you're not alone.

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