A Broken Mother’s Day
To all the women who experience this day hurting and broken and alone.
To all the women who parent alone with an absent spouse and carry all the weight of raising your children by yourself.
To the single mothers who day in and day out get out of bed and serve your families because love drives you to show up.
To all the women who do not have a mother or mother figures in your life.
To all the mothers who do not have men who celebrate them, to all the mothers who do not get to feel appreciated or valued or told how good of a job you are doing, today I celebrate you.
You women are the everyday heroes because no matter how tired and exhausted and hurt and unappreciated you feel, you keep showing up, keep serving your family even though you cry from the loneliness and tiredness when no one watches. I see you and today I celebrate you.
To all the women who grew up with or have absent mothers who are alcoholics and drug addicted, and you choose to break the cycle and not repeat history, I celebrate you.
To the women who kept their babies even when the voices around you told you not to and now you are a mother, I celebrate you.
To my own mother who has overcome so much brokenness and adversary and has become the strong woman she is today—she broke the cycle and she showed up every day—today I celebrate you.
Motherhood-the hardest journey you will ever venture on. It breaks you and reshapes you. There are tears of frustration and exhaustion, tears of joy and celebration. It is the hardest, yet the most beautiful and worthy journey. To all the mothers that choose daily to show up and keep going, today is your day, and I celebrate you.