My beautiful friend @RobbieMoore just sent me this eloquent article by Jody Day.
I feel moved not only by the writing, but by the profound love my friends have for me as we support one another on our journeys; She, as mother. Me as Childless.
It begins like this…
The fact is that if you were to have had children, and by some tragic event, they had died, nobody would ever expect you to be ‘over it’. Indeed, if you ever were, you’d be considered heartless – that terrible fairy tale nasty: a bad mother. Every Christmas or Mother’s Day, people would be sensitive towards how hard those celebrations must be for you. And if they forgot your loss, they’d feel terrible about it. Your loss would be considered life-changing.”
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