Mommy Moments: Mother’s Day is Not Just for Moms
My Mother’s Day was a special one. It started with flowers and some gifts from my husband and not to mention, he was “on duty” with our 22-month-old twins so I got to sleep in a little. I spent the rest of the day with our families. We celebrated with my mother, sister and my mother-in-law. We dined at Torchy’s Tacos in The Heights, shopped at The Galleria, and dove into some crawfish at Ragin’ Cajun. We even squeezed in some time for the park. It was a busy day.
One of the best things about social media on days like Mother’s Day is the posts, pictures and tributes. However, some are hurting on Mother’s Day. Some have lost their mother, or never knew their mother or want to become a mother and can’t. It can sting (I lost my father as a young child so I know the feeling on Father’s Day; it brings it to the surface). What they may not realize is, they need to be celebrated too.
In my opinion, Mother’s Day is not just for moms with biological children. It’s a day for all women. Many women are mom “figures” to someone, a pet, a person in their lives. I believe they should be celebrated on this day, too. There are women who have pets, who take care of an elderly parent, who are beloved aunts. I have friends who long for children and, in their heart, are already mothers.
So to all of the women out there who take care of someone, Happy Mother’s Day to you. You deserve recognition, too.
Editor’s Note: In this column, Annie Blaylock McQueen, who has twin babies, writes on timely parenting topics and share parenting stories. For more baby stories and topic, check out Annie’s monthly Buzz Baby column. If you have baby stories to share, comment under this article or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Read more Mommy Moments posts.
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