On this Mothers Day I count my blessings. I look at my beautiful daughter and think of what we all went through to be become a family. How blessed we are to have each other.
We all had a journey.
I think of my son or daughter who will join us soon and wonder what their journey has been so far and of what our lives will be like next year as we become a family of four.
I think of all the Birth Mothers who are unable to be with their children for whatever reason.
I think of my friends whose children have died.
I think of all the adoptees for whom this day can be a complex one.
I think of my estranged relationship with my own mother and wish her some happiness.
I think of all the single mothers who might not get treated today.
Today we will light a candle for Katie's Birth Mother. We will think of her and send her best wishes. It will be part of our day, but not all.
Now I'm going to bake everyone's favourite brownies and simplify all of the above with chocolate stickiness......
Edited to add the following link that I found in The Guardian. An adoptive mum writes an open letter to her daughter's birth mum entitled Letter to Daughter's Other Mother.