7,000-8,499 SparkPoints 8,006

Unhappy Mother's Day

Friday, May 10, 2013

This is one of the hardest weekends of the year for me. I was never blessed with children. I am not a mother. I do however, love my life, just the way it is. My life is full of family and friends, and I know I am blessed. But this weekend is hard...Sunday is hard. I have to totally skip looking at Facebook on Sunday because all of the posts and pictures of my friends proclaiming motherhood to be the ultimate life experience is really heartbreaking for me. I know I should be happy for them, but I find that I'm envious and hurt instead. So I'm going to stay home and plant my vegetable garden this Sunday, away from the restaurants and stores where everyone is wishing me a happy Mother's Day. Then Monday it will be behind me for another year. I know it's silly to get worked up over holiday. But good, bad or otherwise I have promised myself I would be truthful in my blogs. To get my feelings out before I bury them with food. I think this truth stuff really works. Thanks for listening Peeps!
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
  • NETSUE64
    I can't exactly understand how you feel since I do have kids, but remember you have a mother whether she's here or in Heaven, and she brought you here to do great things!

    I was bummed myself since neither of my kids were around to be with me, but I had Jeff and my parents to spend time with so I focused on them. Even when you have kids it's not always easy especially when they have their own things to do. Okay, I was more than a little bummed, so I completely understand if the holiday bummed you out!
    1698 days ago
    1713 days ago
    I am so sorry to hear that you had a difficult Sunday, but I hope that your week is starting out great!
    1716 days ago
    I understand you totally. It took me several years and huge medical help to get pregnant... I know what you feel. I never had a second child (I didn't want medical help again) and people are always making comments why I just have one child - poor kid, without siblings...
    1716 days ago
    It's cool to admit that the holiday bums you out. I used to feel the same way for years, until I married late in life. But, it sounds like you have an awesome life. Hang in there. :)
    1717 days ago
    I think the holidays in general have become so commercialized that it is hard to escape them -- hope you had a nice day in your vegetable garden (it was great weather here for that sort of activity!).
    I hope that you have a spectacularly awesome week!
    1717 days ago
    I'm with you... Mother's Day has always been hard, but it became even harder after my mother passed away. It seemed like I was bombarded with ads of things to buy for Mother's Day for several weeks beforehand. I just couldn't escape it. And then people saying "Happy Mother's Day" to me in the stores was really hard. And I've had to totally skip church on Mother's Day too. Not that mothers don't deserve to be recognized and praised, but it's hard for those of us who aren't mothers or no longer have a mother to focus on.
    1718 days ago
    It's tough on my too. Mother's Day is when my mom slipped into the coma she never came back from. It's not happy happy joy joy here either. Best of luck!
    1719 days ago
  • KTAPIA01
    1719 days ago
  • VALYNN26
    1719 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.