Happy Mother’s Day 2010!

by Carolyn on May 9, 2010

Part of Me by Melissa Moss

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.

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1 Urchin May 9, 2010 at 11:31 pm

I love postsecret.com. Seriously, seriously love. I’ve been posted a few times, I won’t say which ones, but I’ve been there. It’s a great way to “share” without really sharing.

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2 Carolyn May 10, 2010 at 10:59 pm

I didn’t know you’d submitted and been posted! How exciting that must have been. I am always amazed by the creativity shown on that site. And you were the one who pointed me to it! Thank you Urchin.

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3 Diane May 11, 2010 at 1:24 am

thanks for the info on the blog about the secrets and postcards. gotta check it out.
hope you had a good mother’s day.
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4 Angelia May 12, 2010 at 11:30 pm

Hey! Hope you had an awesome mothers day!

It’s funny my fiance’s ex-wife was a HUGE fan of postsecrets. It was the one blog she read regularly when they were married. Sometimes I wonder if she liked it so much because she harbored secrets of her own. Like being more than “friends” with a co-worker (who she is now openly dating since the separation) and pretending to do a trial separation when she really just wanted him out of the house so she could keep the custody of the kids and had no intention of working it out.

So, I guess my first impression of the blog was bad and I haven’t ventured over there, but I should probably give it a chance. I can always use a good cry. HA. And maybe it’s not what I thought it was.

DANG, I sound bitter. I’m *not*, really. Why would I? If not for her I wouldn’t have a chance to marry the greatest man in the whole world.
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5 Urchin May 13, 2010 at 3:14 pm

Angelia,

You know, it’s totally okay to be angry with the ex-wife. At least, I think it is. Maybe that’s because I’m pretty angry with my boyfriend’s ex-wife. How she treated him during the marriage, divorce, and after. She hurt someone I *deeply* love and care about. I’m thinking it might be the same with you.

Don’t take that anger out on Postsecrets though. It really is an awesome blog with a lot of secrets that speak to everyone on some level or another. I first read the books when I was working in a bookstore. From there I found the blog and submitted some of my own secrets. It’s a nice feeling to have that sort of global community where everyone shares things they normally wouldn’t under the mask of anonymity. I find it comforting.

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