Sunday, May 08, 2011

fancy pants

So, it's Mother's Day. And since becoming a mother, the day has become just that bit more special too. But I know there are those who don't love it as much as me, are indifferent to it, or really hate it.

After all, it's a day set aside to celebrate being a mother, and having children. A day where husbands, partners and children recognise the hard work and endless love of a mother. Assuming we're not single mothers. We can reminisce about how wonderful our mothers were in our growing years, and even our grandmothers too. Assuming we had awesome mother role models.

During my life journey I've met many who don't have a good relationship with their mothers, who have been abused by their mothers, who don't even have a mother.

And what about those who are literal mothers, but want to be with all their heart? Those who don't actually have children to call their very own? Step mothers and adoptive mothers? How about those children who have lost their parents? And for those parents who have lost their children? My friend Rosalie pointed out a few years ago, that while a child with no parents is called an orphan, there is no name for parents who lose their children. And what about those fathers who are both a father and a mother?

Yes, I love Mother's Day. But I am aware that it's not for everyone. For some, it reminds them of what they're not, or what they don't have.

Whether it be celebrating their first Mother's Day - with a newborn or a stillborn, or one who is a mother in her heart, I want to give you recognition this day. No matter what your situation, it is your day too.

Do you celebrate Mother's Day? Do you avoid it, or is it just another day for you?

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Kymmie wears: TOP/BELT, Purchased at an Op Shop. PANTS, Portmans. SINGLET (worn underneath top), Witchery. WEDGES, Nine West. RINGS, Celtic (purchased in Europe). EARRINGS, Warran Glen Gift Shop. EYE POWDER, Clarins Summer Forever. NAIL POLISH, OPI
Big Apple Red.

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