My first Mother’s Day happened when my son was about a month old. I was 15. I will always remember the special card my mom and dad gave me, on behalf of my little boy. It meant a lot, to be seen as a “real” mother, deserving of recognition and celebration and even breakfast in bed.
It’s just one day, it’s heavily commercialised and we know that flowers and macaroni necklaces don’t come close to expressing what needs to be said. Yes, all of that cynicism (while not untrue) doesn’t mean anything when all you want is for someone to recognise your motherhood. To see you and all you do, and say “Yes, this IS for you too”.
So – to all our young moms – let me be the first to say Happy Mother’s Day to you. Because it IS a day for you as well.
Leave a comment below on our Facebook post to share with our moms. They need to hear it from us.