For many DES daughters, sadly, the greatest right of women has been stolen! For those of us who have experienced miscarriages, who want to have kids but are struggling or unable to, Mother’s Day serves as a stark reminder filled with personal sorrow…
Yesterday, Jody Day said:
- For those of us in the UK, we get two onslaughts of media around the day – both on our own Mothering Sunday and then on the US and global Mother’s Day celebrated in May. A double-dose of smugness, cloying sentimentality, alienation and disenfranchised grief. Hooray – let’s all buy cards for that!
- Silencing ourselves for fear of sounding bitter is much more likely to make us bitter. We need to understand that anger is an entirely valid emotional response to the unfairness we’re having to make our peace with.
- Once we learn to acknowledge our grief and to do our grief work, we can experience the healing that is its gift. This year, do something differently and honour yourself and your childlessness on Mother’s Day.
Find lots of great suggestions on how to honour your childlessness this Mother’s Day by reading Jodykat’ post on Gateway Women, 13 March 2015.