In recent years, Mother's Day has been one of those trigger days for me. I love all my mothers (2 moms, 2 mother-in-laws, 2 grandmothers, 3 aunts, 1 sister and numerous friends that I adore) and of course, want to honor them on their special day, but I have also been known to be weepy and feel sorry for myself on Mother's Day. (Secretly, of course. Poor Marlon, I am so lucky to have him.) Things just didn't work out as planned and it's hard to let go of that. Last year, I vowed it would be the last Mother's Day that I would cheerfully call all my moms and then take to my bed. It was time to move forward. That Monday morning, I got up and submitted the application. I cannot tell you how quickly after hitting "send' that my heart healed. I suddenly knew someone would call me mom one day.
I am not a mom yet, but I know it is coming soon. I can wait until it is meant to be. I am looking forward to getting one of those handmade cards of my very own. Maybe next year.