Mother's Day used to be very hard for me

Mother's Day - mother's day
@makingpots (11928)
United States
May 10, 2007 6:38pm CST
I am the mother of a beautiful, precious 2.5 yr old boy and he is the light of my life. But for years my husband and I believed we would never have children. We tried for 10 years, the doctors never found any reason why it wasn't happening. We moved on and I grew to accept our lot in life. But Mother's Day was becoming a day that I never wanted to leave home. I live in a part of my country where people are very friendly to each other on a regular basis. On Mother's Day strangers, like check out clerks or waiters, would always say happy mother's day to me. I guess I just look like a mom type. I always knew they were just being friendly but I have ended up in my car crying on many occassions. I would smile to them and just think to myself 'well, I AM my dogs mommy'. Are there days when you just know it might be best to not leave your home because you might end up sobbing or snapping at someone??
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4 responses
• United States
11 May 07
first of all, congrats, and HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY TO YOU SWEETIE! how wonderful, what a gift from heaven to have your son in your life now. there's a reason he is here now. and i'm so sorry to hear what you went thru all those years. secondly...yes...i think we ALL have those days when you just don't feel like leaving the house...i have left the house, then have snapped, and have sobbed...especially holiday times, someone is ALWAYS left out, such as your example of wanting to be a mom soooo bad, it hurt to go out on that day. or someone not wanting to go out to eat by themselves on valentine's day, or whatever the case, i think maybe everyone has experienced that at one time or another. but i sure hope you have a wonderful mother's day!
@makingpots (11928)
• United States
11 May 07
Thanks for the sweet response. Much like not remembering the pain of child birth, all of those sad moments for me are completely erased and Mother's Day as well as every day is very special around our house now.
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• United States
11 May 07
just glad to hear you feel a little more complete now. you received your special gift, one that you wanted for so many years, and now there are sooo many more gifts to come. i wish you the best my friend!
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@mummymo (23709)
11 May 07
Oh Sweetheart I feel so bad for your past hurts but they were worth it to end up with your wonderful son! It is wonderful that you can share this story with us all - you never know who you are giving hope to! xxx
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@makingpots (11928)
• United States
11 May 07
It is nice to think that other might find hope in my story. All those past hurts are nothing compared to the joys!! Your posts are always so sweet. Thank you.
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
11 May 07
Yes there are a few Days like that for me I will not say why but believe me there are Days that I will shut the Door not go pass it apart from when I have to take my Dog out which I have I am so glad that you have your much wanted Childnow I know what it is like
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@makingpots (11928)
• United States
11 May 07
thanks for the response. it helps to know people can relate.
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@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
13 May 07
Well, I am happy for both of you that it worked out for you in the end. Having children is just a joy and it is the most beautiful thing in the world.