|My mom and her 3 daughters. I’m the cute one on her lap.|
I almost made it through today without someone wishing me a Happy Mother’s Day. But alas, the well wishing came anyway. FYI, I’m not a mother.
You don’t need to wish a single woman with no children a Happy Mother’s Day. It’s just not necessary. It would be like wishing me a Happy Hanukkah. Again, not necessary.
People tell me that since I was a nanny, children’s minister and teacher, I’ve played an important role in the lives of hundreds of children. I know that to be true, but it still doesn’t make me a mother. And that’s okay; really it is.
It would have been wonderful to get married and have a family, but my life went down a different road. Thankfully, I never heard the ticking of the proverbial biological clock. I take that as God’s confirmation that he had other plans for me.
So next year, please don’t feel pressured to wish me a Happy Mother’s Day. You can just smile and say, “Hey, you are looking fabulous today.” And then I can say, “That’s because I don’t have any children.” J
Question: How did you spend Mother’s Day?