Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Some Mothers...

Some Mothers wish for children
Conceive their children
Plan what they want for their lives
Enjoy healthy prenatal appointments
Hear and see healthy heartbeats in sonograms
Find out the sex of the baby
Take care of their pregnant bodies
Feel kicks, hiccups, and contractions
Give glorious birth to healthy babies
Find pride in their children
Work through the sleepless nights
Trudge through the "terrible twos"
Attend school plays and performances
Go to sports and dance practices
Weather the storms of parenthood
Help them with homework
Teach them about life, loss, and love
Foster morals and values
Nurse broken hearts and bruised egos
Watch them grow up
Witness proms, graduations, weddings
Welcome and cuddle grandchildren
Let their kids lead them through the challenges that come with age
Pass away with dignity and their kids by their sides
Die before their children


Some Mothers wish for children
Conceive their children
Plan what they want for their lives
Enjoy healthy prenatal appointments
Hear and see healthy heartbeats in sonograms
Find out the sex of the baby
Take care of their pregnant bodies
Feel kicks, hiccups, and contractions
Give glorious birth to healthy babies
Find pride in their children
Work through the sleepless nights
Trudge through the "terrible twos"
Attend school plays and performances
Go to sports and dance practices
Weather the storms of parenthood
Help them with homework
Teach them about life, loss, and love
Foster morals and values
Nurse broken hearts and bruised egos
Watch them grow up
Bury them due to disease, accident, suicide and the likes
Mourn their children
Live on yet
Feel empty the rest of their lives
Pass away without their kids
Get to hug them in Heaven


Some Mothers wish for children
Conceive their children
Plan what they want for their lives
Enjoy healthy prenatal appointments
Hear and see healthy heartbeats in sonograms
Find out the sex of the baby
Take care of their pregnant bodies
Feel kicks, hiccups, and contractions
Give glorious birth to healthy babies
Find pride in their children
Work through the sleepless nights

Lose them to SIDS, Cancer, other diseases or tragedies
Mourn their children
Hope that they can have another child
Live on yet
Feel empty the rest of their lives
Pass away without their kids
Get to hug them in Heaven


Some Mothers wish for children
Conceive their children
Plan what they want for their lives
Enjoy healthy prenatal appointments
Hear and see healthy heartbeats in sonograms
Find out the sex of the baby
Take care of their pregnant bodies
Feel kicks, hiccups, and contractions
Enter child birth with high hopes
Give birth to a baby with no heartbeat
Choose whether or not to hold their Angel Child

Mourn their children
Hope that they can have another child
Live on yet
Feel empty the rest of their lives
Pass away without their kids
Get to hug them in Heaven


Some Mothers wish for children
Conceive their children
Plan what they want for their lives
Have nurse rush to get the doctor when no heartbeat is found
Expel the body of their child painfully
Mourn their children
Hope that they can have another child
Live on yet
Feel empty the rest of their lives
Pass away without their kids
Get to hug them in Heaven


Some Mothers wish for children
Go to the ends of the Earth to conceive
Endure endless tests, trials, and disappointment
Maybe adopt or grieve their infertility
Watch others survive infertility
Watch others be fertile


Some Mothers merely conceive their children
Skip prenatal appointments
Do what they want to their pregnant bodies
Feel kicks, hiccups, and contractions
Give birth to healthy babies
Ignore their children
Are absent for school plays and performances
Do not attend sports and dance practices
Fight the storms of parenthood
Let them grow up on their own
Don't promote proms, graduations, weddings
Curse grandchildren, if any
Blame their children about the challenges that come with age
Pass away
Die before their children

Most Mothers celebrate Mother's Day
Some mourn them, thankfully they are the minority
To those who have conceived, given birth, watched life yet hold their children no more
They dread Mother's Day yet embrace themselves as Mothers
To those who have had trouble conceiving, they wish desperately to be able to celebrate
who cares what absent mothers think...we all would be better mothers to their children










1 comment:

  1. Beautifully wrote. Mother to two girls, Auntie to 3 boys and one baby angel girl. Evie Grace, born sleeping 14th March 2012. www.facebook.com/littlemissbetty
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