Thank you grandmother, for having my mother.
Thank you mother, for making me.
Thank you, daughter, for making me a mother.
Mother’s everywhere are celebrating the day. Families everywhere are singing mom’s praises. However, with the recent question from Time Magazine, “Are you Mom enough?”, which expounds upon a mom’s ability to breastfeed well into the toddler years has cast a pall over the idea of motherhood for many moms and families.
During my time with PTSD, a question like the one above, are you mom enough?, a question that defined my ability to be “mom enough” would have torn me apart. Even though my daughter was safe, happy, well cared for; if the media promoted a way to “be a better mom” and I was not it-the guilt and shame would crush me.
With a clearer head, and PTSD behind me, I’m here to tell you, if you are doing the best you can, and loving your child in a safe and secure environment, YOU ARE MOM ENOUGH. Motherhood is about choices…if mom’s are making choices with the assistance of educated resources, no matter what the choice is, it should be respected.
Recently, I read an article by Dr. Amy on The Skeptical OB about the gift we can give each other for mother’s day. I thought it so spot on, I wanted to re post it here.
Whatever your choices were that brought you to become a mother, and whatever choices you ascribe to that make you a mother, should not matter as long as they were made via education, situation, and with a loving heart.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mom’s. You are all mom enough.
Thanks for reading,