Happy Mother’s Day! Here’s to all the mom’s. Moms who are here and moms who smile from above. Biological moms and stepmoms. Foster moms and adopted moms. Moms with angels in heaven and moms at heart, trying to conceive. To all the women who give of themselves in the name of a child, we honor you today.
Because I have that kind of a sense of humor, I was going to embed Justin Timberlake and Adam Samburg’s “Mother Lover” skit from Saturday Night Live. Because all us moms deserve a little mother lovin’, you know?
But then I read Postsecret’s Mother’s Day Secrets.
When I started this blog, I was lucky enough to have a reader point me in the direction of the Postsecret website. In essence, it is an art project where poeple anonymously mail in postcards depicting a secret of theirs, and every SundayFrank Warren publishes a post showcasing the ones he chose. The cards range from heartbreaking to heartwarming and dark to just plain silly. But above all, they are fascinating. I often find myself looking forward to Sundays just to read the new collection of ‘secrets’ published there.
Today’s collection was incredibly moving. And of course, every postcard was about mothers. I can’t think of a better way to give tribute to this day, than to point you over there. (But unfortunately, Postsecret does not post it’s archives, so if you click this link after May 15th, 2010 you will see the current edition for that week, not the Mother’s Day edition.)
PS – Make sure you have some tissues handy.
You’ve been warned.