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May 07, 2008


Bug's mama

I remember that pain, the way it feels. I truly believe it is possible to be a mother even when you do not have your child yet. Your heart is already there and so to you, Happy Mother's Day and may next year you celebrate with your baby in your arms.


I tried to comment on yesterday's post but it said I had to register and I was too lazy. All seems to be fine now. I despise Mother's Day. I know that seems a little strong, but it's the truth. I have felt that way ever since my own mother passed away eleven years ago. I wish I had the positive attitude that Bug's mama has. I don't feel like a mom. The odds are that I will not have my child in my arms next Mother's day, or even the one after that. I am angry and bitter. Mother's Day for me is just a huge reminder of someone that I miss very much and how I don't have the one thing in this life that I ever truly wanted. I'm sorry to be such a downer but that's how I feel.


All maternal in their way, nevertheless.


I can relate to what you're feeling...I waited too long, am childless, unable to adopt (single, 50, not a lot of money) and Mom's gone. sigh...

Love the Dorothy Parker poem, tho :-)

Ann Bruce

What about Mildred Loving? She fought for interracial marriage.


What a great tribute to some awesome mothers. Happy TT:)

Susan Helene Gottfried

I can understand how hard it is for you. And for women who choose to remain childless, too. It's just ONE DAY. Don't let it get you down. Your list proves how great women are and how we don't need kids to define us.

Hang in there.


I always love your lists and this one is terrific. you chose some great ones! and your hope -- from your words to goddess's ears. ~luna

Laura in L.A.

Honey, I hear you. Three miscarriages in two years, right here. I've tried two different treatments so far--neither worked.

For Mother's Day, I try to focus on my love for my Momma, sister, aunts, niece and girlfriends. I'm very lucky--many have less. That said, may we both have babies in our arms this time next year.

Love, Laura

On a Limb with Claudia

I'm sorry this is hard. I struggle with mother's day because I never had a mother. I see all this stuff about what a mother was... It's a challenge for me.


How's the house hunting going?


I'm sorry you are struggling. I truly hope you get that which you want.


Thank you.

Sometimes when a woman chooses not to have children, she is treated like some sort of weird creature. A "friend" tried to 'dump' her teenage daughter on me and guilt trip me into taking her. Sorry, I did not choose to have children, don't really care for most of them, and don't want to be bothered.

Thanks for noticing those of us who don't.

The Pink Flamingo

P. S. If Rumsfeld is any indication of what sort of parent I would be, I'd be an abject disaster!


Nice list!!!!!


Mother's Day is just one day - I hope you get through it. Great list. I believe that women don't have to be mothers to truly inspire other people.

Em Dy

I knew very little about Dolly Parton (except for the chest and 9 to 5) but American Idol changed that. I am amazed by her talent as a songwriter and endurance.


A roll of honour there, me thinks.


I feel your pain. Your list is fabulous--all mothers in a metaphorical sense.


Very nice list- I hope to be a mother someday, but it hasn't happened yet so this is heartwarming. Happy TT!


This is by far the most thought provocative list I've seen in awhile! These are all great, and powerful women. I loved your ending hope.

Happy TT and thanks so much for stopping by!


A very close friend of mine recently discovered she is unable to have children and I can't even imagine the pain of those words for those who wish to bear children.
I am sorry that childless women are ever made to feel ashamed. Motherhood is wonderful but it doesn't define one as a woman.
This was a very thoughtful TT and hopefully it will remind those of us who are mothers to be more sensitive to the varied emotions of others on Mother's Day.

Kat's Krackerbox

They are all great women! Motherhood is a wonderful blessing and an even great blessing is being a grandmother! Thanks for stopping by.


thank you for this. i feel like the internet is splattered with "mom" blogs and i don't quite fit in.


What an inspiring list.

I'm sorry your journey has been so difficult. I hope you arrive safely very soon.


What a wonderful ‘tribute’ to mothers! Thanks for all the links to women of achievement and the lovely wishes to mothers everywhere ;--)

Mine’s up at Small Reflections at last. It took me longer than usual to pull together because it’s been a while since my ‘happily retired’ self has thought much about such things ;--)

Hugs and blessings,

Alice Audrey

My mother insists Mother's Day is a Halmark creation and should be ignored. I'm a good daughter. I blow it off.

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