mother’s day means something different to all of us.
some celebrate the strong women in their lives.
some mourn the loss of those women.
some of us feel like this day doesn’t belong to us at all.
now i don’t know if i’ll ever have the honour & privilege of being a ‘real’ mom – but there is a huge part of me that feels like i’ve been one – in one way or another – for a long time now.
i truly believe that a mother is someone who loves & cares & supports & makes sacrifices for their child. someone who puts your happiness & your health before their own.
and that’s exactly what i’ve done as a foster mom, a step mom & a dog mom.
yes – a dog mom.
and if you think i’m being ridiculous by writing that & you stop reading or unfollow me right now, i promise i won’t be offended.
but that’s how i feel. that beautiful october day that i got Harley was the day i became a mom.
i loved her with my whole heart & still to this day, i love her more than anything.
she was my life & we went everywhere together & did everything together.
she made me feel like a mom each & every day & i can’t even tell you the amount of times people saw a picture of her & were surprised to find out that she wasn’t a little human girl.
nope – she’s my daughter – my dog daughter & she will always be my baby.
it’s the love i feel for her, that makes me want to be a mom to a little human one day.
so on this mother’s day, if you are loving, supporting & caring for any beautiful little soul – happy mama’s day to you!
the step moms, foster moms, the dog or cat or lizard moms, the older siblings caring for their younger ones, the single dads, the grandparents, the aunts – anybody who plays a role in raising a child – this day belongs to all of you.
it belongs to all of us who feel a mother’s love.
here’s to celebrating untraditional mothers on mother’s day!
and i’d love to know who you are thinking of on this day – share in the comments below.