The first Mothers’ Day after Sofia died I was very upset that Roberto didn’t mention it or wish me a happy Mothers’ Day. At the end of the day I couldn’t keep it inside any longer. He hadn’t said anything because he didn’t want to upset me.
I AM a mother. I may no longer have a child to mother, but I was a mother from the time Sofia was conceived and I gave birth to the most gorgeous daughter imaginable. But it’s often not enough to know myself: I need other people to acknowledge that I am a mum.
A few days ago Roberto asked me if I wanted a card for Mothers’ Day. I replied honestly that him just wishing me a happy Mothers’ Day would be enough. He did give me a card today and it did make me cry, but they were feeling-loved tears rather than sad tears.
Wishing all the mothers without children a love-filled Mothers’ Day.