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    mother's day

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    With a caring acknowledgement of all the positive and for some the negative or painful aspects of Mother’s Day, an acknowledgement of every path in life with support and empathy rather than judgment and with a wonderful caring, inclusive and diverse definition of what it means to be a woman, daughter, mother......((HUG))’s to all here

    and with a deep love for my mother.....
    ‘The negative feelings we all have can be addictive…just as the positive…it’s up to
    us to decide which ones we want to choose and feed”… Pema Chodron

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    Thinking I want to post this on a site that I’ve enjoyed sharing these kinds of feelings on…so I waited until today, mother’s day, to do it………..I’m so beyond grateful that Alex is bringing a new life into this world. I luv being able to focus on her with the same support, attention, caring and learning that she focused on my health last year. I feel sooooooooooooooo BLESSED to be able to have the bonding experience of her pregnancy and to raise a child with such a wonderful partner in life!!!!!!!!!!!

    I am grateful……….to be able to have this new journey with all it entails.

    When you touch a life,
    strive to leave it the better
    for the change you make
    ‘The negative feelings we all have can be addictive…just as the positive…it’s up to
    us to decide which ones we want to choose and feed”… Pema Chodron

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    Congrats! There's never a dull moment when you are a parent...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crankin View Post
    Congrats! There's never a dull moment when you are a parent...
    Couldn't agree, more. Now that we're so far from all the kids and retired, have to say, there are times when I miss having little ones around, almost to the point of tears. Breaks my heart that we're so far away from the grandkids.

    rebecca, that was touching. Thanks for sharing that. I understand.

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    That's wonderful, rebecca -- you are indeed blessed!

    I always get a little sad around M's Day, as we tried for years to have a child but were never successful. By the time we gave up, we were too old to go through the same roller coaster with adoption. I see all the families around on M's Day (Facebook is the worst!) and feel lonely. But I am lucky enough to still have a wonderful 83-year old mother, who is really my best friend (other than DH), and not everyone is so fortunate. I Skyped with her over the weekend and will see her next month when we visit NC. Looking forward to that!
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    It's good to acknowledge the sadness, Emily. You are right, you are lucky to still have your mom. My mom died way too young, in a family where everyone lives until their 90s. I wish she could have seen my kids become adults and meet their wives, especially when my younger son was living in San Diego. I think it would have changed a lot of things. I know she wouldn't want me to be sad, though. I do get a little sad about the daughter I lost at 8 months pregnant, because I see how my kids turned out. My granddaughter here looks just like her, and it makes me smile.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rebeccaC View Post
    Thinking I want to post this on a site that I’ve enjoyed sharing these kinds of feelings on…so I waited until today, mother’s day, to do it………..I’m so beyond grateful that Alex is bringing a new life into this world. I luv being able to focus on her with the same support, attention, caring and learning that she focused on my health last year. I feel sooooooooooooooo BLESSED to be able to have the bonding experience of her pregnancy and to raise a child with such a wonderful partner in life!!!!!!!!!!!

    I am grateful……….to be able to have this new journey with all it entails.

    When you touch a life,
    strive to leave it the better
    for the change you make

    Rebecca! I am thrilled for you guys.
    "My predominant feeling is one of gratitude. I have loved and been loved;I have been given much and I have given something in return...Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and an adventure." O. Sacks

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    thanks all!!!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by salsabike View Post
    Rebecca! I am thrilled for you guys.
    ...((hug))
    ‘The negative feelings we all have can be addictive…just as the positive…it’s up to
    us to decide which ones we want to choose and feed”… Pema Chodron

 

 

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