Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day! Why I Celebrate It, and Always Have

It has become a custom of mine to share with all of you the reason why I have always celebrated Mother's Day ever since I became a mother over two decades ago. Sure, I was a birth mother and had no real claim to parenting, but I still saw myself as a mother ... and a good one at that.

The following Happy Thought, the first that I ever wrote for this blog, is still one of my favorite tales to share about my adoption experience. You see, you never know who will come into your life and say the words that will stick with you for the rest of your days. You may not know it at the time, but that person can change not only the perspective that you have of yourself, but also the perspective that you THOUGHT you had of yourself. This amazing woman, whom I hope is still around and making people happy, was such an angel when I needed on the most. She was so unselfish and really made it a point to treat me with respect and also with dignity. I have never forgotten her, and if I could find her today I would tell her that her words ring true in my ears the second Sunday in May of every year since I met her.

So Happy Mother's Day to all of you out there, whether it makes you sad to hear it or puts a smile on your face I am still going to say it. You should celebrate you on this day, and remember that life will always find some way to bring peace to your soul.


Footprints of Peace said...

Happy mother's day to you!