Hi everyone! It’s the day after Mother’s Day and this being my first blog post, I didn’t want to get into something as heavy as talking about Mother’s Day. But since it took me longer than expected to set up my blog website, I didn’t want to miss a subject that can be so joyful or so sad for so many people out there. With that said, I’m just going to jump right into it:
Mother’s Day a Celebration:
Mother’s Day. It’s a day we celebrate our mother’s, mother figures in our lives or celebrate being a mother. I’m going to start with the peeps out there that feel this occasion is a joyous one. It’s a wonderful day for those of you that still have your mothers to celebrate with. It’s a joyous occasion if you have a wonderful kid(s) you can enjoy the handmade gifts, breakfast in bed and those wonderful coupons grade-age kids gives their moms that promise they will do the dishes, give massages or clean up the dog poop (those were my favorite!).
For me, my fiancé and I took my mom out to brunch (see pic of my mom and I above). It was so nice to go to brunch with her. I haven’t done that in quite a while and since my brother lives 500 miles away and my sister was at work, I had her all to myself. It makes sense anyways because I’m her favorite child. 😉 All in all, it was a nice day. We gave her flowers and a beautiful pair of earrings I got off the Ross-Simons jewelry website. I must add they were a great way to purchase jewelry in a short amount of time. Oh, and I am in no way promoting them because I have an ad deal or anything (though I wish they would give me one).
The Bittersweet Mother’s Day:
Then, there are those of you that feel like Mother’s Day is either bitter-sweet or down right shitty. I feel it is joyous but at the same time totally bittersweet (and kinda shitty). I am a mother of a daughter who is 21 years old and is not talking to me. Like seriously, not even texting me or emailing me or contacting me through social media. It’s too long of a subject to get into why she isn’t talking to me… That will have to be another blog post but will blow some of you away. There will be those of you that will totally understand (one of the main reason why I started this blog.. to connect with moms that have been in my situations or other peeps that just plain get me).
So back to my kid, she hasn’t talked to me since around Christmas. Damn this sucks! To have a kid not want to speak to you or even just say Happy Mother’s Day. WTF?! Anyways, there are some of you out there that have lost a child or mother or grandmother or even someone you thought of as a mother figure in your life or maybe wanted to be a mother and hasn’t had the chance and this day just utterly blows for you. I can’t even imagine feeling that hurt. Taking refuge in knowing that despite my kid not wanting to speak to me (she still talks to my mom) I know she is OK and maybe one day we can get back to the way we were. But some of you do not have that to look forward to.
Overall a Good Day
I’m happy I have my mom and we had a nice day, I did feel a little green-with-envy at those who posted on Facebook with their kids, whether adult or young child, and looked so happy and showed off their lovely gifts they got from their kids. In my head I was so happy for them, since they are my friends and then I was also saying…fuck you! But then I got over it and was genuinely happy for them.
Wow, I didn’t realize my first post would be this long or be this deep regarding Mother’s Day. I think there will be some of you that feel the same way or similar and have your own story to tell. Please take a moment and tell me your story in the comments… even if you read this post long after Mother’s Day (I don’t expect much blog traffic any time soon).
Thank you for reading and popping in on my blog. Check back because I have so much to say!