May 8, 2016
Today is Mother’s Day and I get to spend the day surrounded by family celebrating being a mom and having a mom and all the other moms I have known in this life or gone from it.
I once saw this great commercial about “the sisterhood of motherhood” and didn’t really understand it until recently. I was at the doctors office for a check up and sitting in the waiting room with you and a perfect stranger and we got to talking about you and her grown kids and it’s like you just don’t have to explain yourself- she got me.
But then I got to thinking about what would have happened if I hadn’t been able to have you. Would I be a leper from this exclusive club? The answer is no because the true celebration isn’t being a mom but being a woman and part of a long generational chain of women who fucking kick ass.
Even though today is about mothers, to me it is about celebrating a long line of the women I know who have or don’t have mothers and are or are not mothers. Womanhood is the best club and we are all pretty magical today and everyday.
I feel really lucky that for me, I get to celebrate being with you and how fucking crazy lucky I feel every minute to have you.
So baby, there is no lesson today because today I celebrate you as my daughter and fellow member of the ladies only club. Whether you feel it or not, take the time to celebrate the great women you know because being a woman is damn hard but so damn good.
In the meantime, I love being your mom.