Mother's day is approaching.
I'm not a mother. I am trying to become one. I've been trying to become one for the past six years and it is not easy. Go ahead and read around my blog if you want to know what's going on.
For women who have suffered through infertility, pregnancy loss, or gd forbid the loss of a child after birth Mothers day is so very hard. While we know, in our heads that infertility is a "couple" problem so many people will assume that it is the woman who is "broken." Take time this mothers day to give an extra hug to the women in your life who are not mothers and tell them that they have made a difference in your life.
Without the following women our lives would be much poorer. We (American women) would not be able to vote. We would be without trailblazers. Though a lot of women make a difference through their children, these women made a difference by themselves.
Thirteen Women who made a difference--without being a mom
1) Joan of Arc
2) Julia Child
7) Helen Keller
10) Gloria Steinem
11) Amelia Earhart
12) Oprah Winfrey
13) Mother Teresa
For the mothers, I wish you a happy mothers day.
For those who have lost their mothers--I wish you comfort
For those who are hoping to become mothers--I wish you luck and speed on your journey
For those who are childless (not by choice)-- I wish you comfort and the knowledge you are not alone.
For those who are childfree by choice--You Go Girls! You made a decision to swim against the stream--go you!
"There are no great things, only small things with great love." --Mother Teresa