I hope you are able to celebrate this day with your mom. Growing up, I always knew moms were special and I celebrated Mother's Day with excitement. But as a grown up, I really appreciate how special moms really are, the sacrifices they make, the lessons they teach us, the love they give.
But for us dealing with infertility, Mother's Day can be so hard to handle. Seeing how special moms are treated, all the flowers, gifts, special brunches, etc. We want so much to be able to celebrate this day, not because we want the gifts or the special treatment. But because we so yearn to be mothers ourselves. It's just another reminder of what we want so badly, but can't have.
I remember growing up, my old church would celebrate Mother's Day by acknowledging all mothers by having them stand up at the service. And all mothers received either a flower or a corsage. Thankfully the church we go to now doesn't do that or it would be too hard for me to attend church on Mother's Day.
My mom lives on the other side of the world, so I will not be able to celebrate with her. Usually we celebrate Mother's Day with my mother-in-law, but this year, she and my FIL is on vacation in Hawaii. So instead, we are going to have dinner with my Babe's 90-year-old grandma.
Will you be celebrating Mother's Day? How?
Do I have a right to celebrate Mother's Day if I have lost embryos, but no baby? I'd love to, but I would feel like a fraud, an imposter. Wouldn't you?
What about those of you that have lost babies to miscarriages? Do you celebrate?
I'm doing a giveaway in honor of Mother's Day! I suspect that many of us will be celebrating our mothers, but not not ourselves, even though we would LOVE to be mothers. I won't be getting any gifts this Mother's Day, but I am going to bless someone else instead.
A couple of weeks ago, I posted about pomegranates being a symbol of fertility and prosperity. Inspired by some of the comments I received, I'm giving away a pair of pomegranate earrings.
There earrings are handmade my me. They are simple but very pretty, though the pictures did not turn out too well. The pomegranate charms are sterling silver and includes a pair of purple sparkly crystals and glass beads. My goal is to bless someone with this pair of earring. Hopefully it can bring you some luck, some "baby dust", if you will. If nothing else I hope it can be a great conversation piece when someone says "Oh, what kind of earrings are those?".
It's really simple to participate in this giveaway. You don't have to be a follower or tweet or anything. Just answer this question in the comments section: What is the one thing you would like your non-infertile friends to know about infertility or baby loss?
That's it. It's that simple.
The giveaway is open to everyone. I will ship overseas if needed. The giveaway will close at 11:59 p.m. CST Tuesday, May 11th. The winner will be randomly selected by my Babe, and will be contacted on Thursday, May 13th.
I can't wait to hear your comments! Good luck!
Happy Mother's Day! Make sure to give your mom or MIL an extra special hug!