Today is mother’s day and while we take time to celebrate and honour the women in our lives. Let us also not forget a special group of women who are struggling with infertility and/or bereavement. Taboo topics which are often kept hush-hush and the victims left to suffer alone in private. Today, I want to honour all mothers, regardless of your current situation, I want you to know that you are not forgotten.
I want to honour the women who are putting up a brave front despite the constant heartache they continue to endure due to loss. It does not matter when did the loss happened, it could be as early as 8 weeks in utero or 26 years later as an adult. No one has the right to dismiss your loss, no matter how early it happened. And as you pick up the pieces of your heart, be it to try for another child or to just get on with your life. I hope that, regardless of whatever your faith is, that you will take comfort in knowing that your angel is up in paradise, watching over you each day. Happy Mother’s Day to you.
I want to honour the women who are longing for a child of their own. I acknowledge your physical, emotional and mental struggle after every failed cycle. I know that many of you choose to keep this struggle private because it is not something you can easily share, even with your closest friends. Not everyone would understand the pain that you go through, amidst the drugs, daily jabs and expensive doctor visits. I pray that you will continue to gain strength and faith as you continue this uncertain journey, and that one day it will be all over and you will get that child you have waited so long for. Happy Mother’s Day to you.
I want to honour the women who are raising children who are not biologically theirs. The ones who stepped up to the plate when the occasion arose, sometimes not by choice. By loving someone else’s child as your own is one of the greatest demonstrations of unconditional love. You chose to nurture and raise them as your own, and that itself is reason enough to make you a mother. You don’t have to give birth to be a one. Happy Mother’s Day to you.