Some of you are in the same position today and damn! it hurts.
But instead of letting self-pity engulf you today, get up and do something that you like--or will at least keep you occupied: weed the garden, clean out the closets, go to the movies (no sad ones!), go shopping (and treat yourself to something nice),
go for a run, go to the gym, drop in a yoga class, call your best friend and favorite relative and wish them a nice day! Visit an elderly neighbor and take them lunch.
|Flowers from my alternative universe daughter, yes I am lucky!|
My personal advice is to avoid restaurants today because you will be confronted with so many families honoring their own mothers, making you feel more isolated and alone as you are reminded who is missing from your life. To those who have other children, enjoy them and let them take care of you. Honor your own mother if she is alive.
And in your heart, say a silent hello to the child missing from your life. If you are adopted, do the same to the mother you do not know. And lastly when you still feel down, remind yourself that Mother's Day is only day and tomorrow it will be over. Hugs everyone!--lorraine
Yes, it is everywhere: The piece I wrote for Newsday about NY's Adoptee Rights Bill was held to be the paper's Mother's Day special: Here's the link, comments at the paper (and here!) most appreciated. And tell us how you will be spending Mother's Day.