This is nice


I have a lot of complicated feelings about Mother's Day, and Jenny from The Bloggess sums everything up very nicely on her blog today.

But you know who else deserves it?...The women who don't want kids and have to listen to a bunch of bullshit about how you're only worthwhile if you've pushed a human out of your vagina.  The women who miss the children they once had.  The women who miss the children they lost before they ever met them.  The women who gave up their children so their child could have a better life than they could provide.  The women who were raised motherless, or with shitty mothers, or who have lost their mothers and are reminded of how alone they feel.  Mother's Day is a confusing, weird, very-seldom-wrapped-up-with-a-nice-commercial-bow sort of day, and as for me, I salute you all - mothers or're here.  You're alive.  You continue to survive.  You are worthwhile and wonderful.  Never forget that.

Happy Mother's Day to all my lady friends out there, mothers or not.

And to my own mother, who may or may not be physically able to see this, I love you. I wish you were well.

Mississippi Nov 2012

Mom, C, E 79 (Easter?)


I posted something very similar on Facebook today. I'm in the midst of reading Jen Kirkman's "I Can Barely Take Care of Myself" and whatever your feelings about having children, it's a nice testament for having the guts to do what you want to do and not letting anyone shame you into feeling "less than" as a woman/person because of your choices.
Happy Sunday, Erica Reid. :)

Ooh, maybe I should look that up. I am hearing her name everywhere right now. And I trust your recommendation!

Hope you are well!

OH! And happy Sunday back you, sweet thing!