It is sad to say that this is my business and so much of my life, that I am ashamed to say that I was not aware of this special day coming up. I thought I would make a post and maybe others who are not aware of the special meaning to this Saturday, the day before Mother's Day. Tonight as I was reading our local newspaper there was an article about Birthmother's. Even though some may have children now, they really never felt very good about being honored on this day. So a group of birthmother's joined together and decided that the Saturday prior to our so called Mother's Day would be Birthmother's Day! God bless these group of women who felt empowered to speak out and do something to honor themselves and so many others. The article says that the group of birthmothers come together and light candles and read stories and poems. Things have changed so much over the years.
I know you have heard me mention Tammy, Denise, Karen, Melissa and Amanda in prior post. Probably, I do not give them enough credit. My dream one day is to sit side by side with them in church on Mother's Day with my children and let them know personally how special they have blessed my life. Yes, they do know because we have met or talk on the phone before. Sometimes I want to publicly acknowledge them because in our society they can but not always be looked at in a negative way.
Please if you know of anyone who has made the sacrifice to give their heart and their child to someone else, please let them know how special they are this Saturday. They may not even know this is THEIR day, it is fairly new. If you don't know anyone personally, then maybe just offer up a prayer on their behalf that what ever they are feeling will be positive and let them be overwhelmed with the feeling of what they did has blessed others.
Again, if anyone is reading this blog and knows of anyone that is a birthmother you could leave a comment blessing that person (you don't have to mention names, you can just mention initials.) It could just be a special blessing sent their way.
If you are a birthmother reading this, know that whom ever you have blessed loves you for the gift you have given. I can only hope that you as a birthmother feel a healing and wholeness in your heart for the life you chose to share.
SO TO ALL BIRTHMOTHERS THIS SATURDAY: HAPPY BIRTHMOTHER'S DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!