Often around this time of year women start crying for any number of reasons:
- Their children remembered them with thoughtful gifts and flowers on Mother’s Day
- Their children forgot to do anything for them for Mother’s Day
- Someone picked up the slack and sent them flowers and/or gifts just to be kind
- They remember the day they became Mothers
- The remember their own mothers
- They never had their own children
- They wonder why they ever had children
In a culture that frowns on emotions and feelings I would like to pay tribute to all the tears shed by Mothers. They say the ocean is made up of Mother’s tears. Not hard to believe if you have ever been around a Mother for long.
Why do we do this to ourselves? We do it because we when we become vulnerable enough to cry we are finally able to heal. So sob, cry, sniffle, weep, and blubber this Mother’s Day for any reason at all. It is all part of our healing process of being a human. We cry to allow ourselves to feel deeply when it would be so much easier to be distracted by our phones, TV, or just pretending we are fine.
I did that for many years because I had frozen feelings. My heart was not able to feel and therefore the tears couldn't fall. After much personal work and healing I now rejoice when there is tears on my cheeks.
So I honor the tears streaming down my face this Mother’s Day no matter why they are falling We are all healing one tear drop at a time. Happy Mother’s Day.
A Reach Out Recovery Exclusive By: Nadine Knapp