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Somewhere–A Mother’s Day Tribute to Moms Everywhere

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Somewhere someone has just found out she is going to become a mother.
Somewhere someone has found out she won’t.
Somewhere a mother is crying for the loss of a pregnancy.
Somewhere a mother isn’t ready to be a mother.
Somewhere a mother is giving birth.
Somewhere a mother is sleep deprived.
Somewhere a mother is staring into the eyes of a newborn.
Somewhere a mother is picking cheerios up off the floor.
Somewhere a mother is making sacrifices.
Somewhere a mother is watching her baby learn to walk.
Somewhere a mother is gently cleaning a booboo and covering it with a band aid.
Somewhere a mother is rocking a sick child.
Somewhere a mother is finding out she has cancer.
Somewhere a mother is dying.
Somewhere a mother is caring for her own mother.
Somewhere a mother is ready to give up.
Somewhere a mother is asking for help.
Somewhere a mother is cleaning the house.
Somewhere a mother is making a meal for her family.
Somewhere a mother has finally found joy in the little things.
Somewhere a mother is teaching her child.
Somewhere a mother is being taught.
Somewhere a mother is feeling proud.
Somewhere a mother is being humiliated in the grocery store by her toddler.
Somewhere a mother is feeling trapped.
Somewhere a mother needs a break.
Somewhere a mother is feeling rejuvenated.
Somewhere a mother has found time for herself.
Somewhere a mother is praying for her children.
Somewhere a mother is praying for herself.
Somewhere a mother is worrying.
Somewhere a mother is doubting herself.
Somewhere a mother is paving the way.
Somewhere a mother is ready to take on the world.
Somewhere a mother is being criticized.
Somewhere a mother is losing her inhibitions.
Somewhere a mother is feeling humbled.
Somewhere a mother is reaching out.
Somewhere a mother is helping another mother.
Somewhere a mother is feeling unappreciated.
Somewhere a mother is crying.
Somewhere a mother needs to be held.
Somewhere a mother is thinking of the future.
Somewhere a mother is attending a graduation.
Somewhere a mother is planning a wedding.
Somewhere a mother is watching her own child become a parent.
Somewhere a mother’s long journey is coming to an end.

Motherhood has its ups and downs. For every mother I’ve ever observed, learned from, been close to – here’s to the bumpy and glorious ride.

-Lei of My Many Colored Days

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Comments
  • comment avatar Amber Johnson May 10, 2009

    So beautifully written, Lei. Such a wonderful reminder that mothers everywhere share the same joys and struggles.

  • comment avatar Amber Johnson May 10, 2009

    P.S. Happy Mother’s Day, everyone!

  • comment avatar Lori in Denver May 10, 2009

    This is so wholly beautiful, and encompasses so much of what life is.

    Happy Mother’s Day to Lei, Amber and my fellow Mile High Mama friends.

  • comment avatar Holly May 10, 2009

    Happy Mommy’s Day everyone! Very cute post!

    http://whatwasisayingagain1018.blogspot.com/

  • comment avatar Kagey May 10, 2009

    A beautiful tribute to moms everywhere, at every stage of life. Sometimes, I am many of these lines at once.
    Happy Mother’s Day!

  • comment avatar Lei May 10, 2009

    Thanks Amber… Proud to be a mother alongside each of you!

  • comment avatar Jenna Hallock May 10, 2009

    It’s good to remember that being a mom is full of joys and struggles: when you’re struggling, remember that it doesn’t last forever; when you’re full of joy, enjoy it!

    I can hardly remember what life was like before motherhood: this is definitely the best part!

  • comment avatar Melissa May 12, 2009

    I related to so much of this. Thank you for expressing motherhood so beautifully.

  • comment avatar Gretchen Yoder May 2, 2014

    This is fantastic and has just about everything. Happy Mother’s Day to you!

  • comment avatar Leilani Rogers May 11, 2014

    What an honor to see this still floating around Amber! Happy Mother’s Day to you.

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