Welcome to the new website of Thirteen Moons and, my first Blog! This has been a long time in the works and, as with many of my endeavors throughout the years, it feels like a birth of sorts. How perfect to reveal the new baby on this day when we celebrate and honor Motherhood.
Mother’s Day is such a multi-emotional day. Many are able to spend time surrounded by family and friends with lots of love and celebration. For some, it is a day of sadness for the Mother’s they have lost. For some it is a reminder of failed relationships or struggles with either their children or their own Moms. For those who’ve chosen to remain child-free, it can be lonely and isolating. For some, it is a horrible reminder of what they don’t have. For some, it’s Dad being Mom. And for some, it’s regretting becoming a Mom.
So, wherever you might fall on the spectrum, I SALUTE YOU: To all who’ve become accustomed to sleepless nights, being peed, pooped and puked on. To those who are being cried for in one minute then bit, hit and yelled at in the next. To those chasing a diagnosis to finally have an answer to what is wrong. To those worried sick about how to protect your trans or gay child from the cruel world of bullies, or your brown child from bad law enforcement. To those praying that the next stint in rehab will finally be the time. To those praying that your 35 year old will get that job and move out of your basement or even wishing your 3 year old would move into his own apartment already. To all the only Dad’s in the local Mommy group. To those missing their Mom in Heaven, whether they lived a long, happy life or were taken too soon. And to those who are waiting for your turn. I see you, I feel you, I am you. And last but not least, to those who were forced to have children you didn’t want, or were brainwashed by society that having children was your job, you need not suffer in silence. I acknowledge your struggle. You are not a bad mom. You are human.
May your Day be filled with Inspiration & Wonder!
Until next time,