I kinda feel like it’s just a holiday made up my Hallmark to sell cards and make more money…
Now that I have a daughter who was adopted, the crazy holiday doesn’t seem to bother me as much anymore. I guess it’s because I feel like I have a(nother) reason to celebrate now. I mean, I always had my mom to celebrate with. But now I have another mom to celebrate – my daughter’s adoptive mom.
Both last year and this year, my daughter’s parents have made cards for me for Birth Mother’s Day. I didn’t even know that the day existed until July of last year..
Just a couple weeks before the dreaded weekend, I found and joined a birthmom’s group on Facebook. It is seriously the best thing that has happened to me recently. There was a post with all the ladies commenting with their addresses so they could send each other cards, so I decided to join in! Some of them sent out 50+ cards, but I only sent out 8. Oh well – it was the thought that counted more than the number. But anyway, I got 7 cards in the mail from the Monday before t0 the Monday after.
They were all so sweet! A few of them even made me cry. What kind of blew me away the most is that they came from all over the country – California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Pennsylvania, southwestern Virginia, Delaware. I sent out some cards as well, but not as many as some women did. But that’s not the point of the cards – it was sharing the love and honoring the other birthmoms on a tough weeekend.
This may have been a short post, but it was one that I felt needed to be written.