I signed on to Facebook last night and saw the following status from a friend of mine:
“Thank you to my wonderful sons for making my mother’s day very special. Thank you also to my husband who has shared this journey with me.”
Amidst all the other Mother’s Day messages, this one stood out to me because my friend openly thanked her husband. After 30 years of marriage, he has indeed ‘shared the journey’ with her. Yet, even if he hadn’t been there all this time, he was the man who made her a mother. And, of course, that made me think about Mother’s Day as it relates to all of the families evolving through separation and divorce.
Since I haven’t produced any offspring of my own, I can’t comment from a personal perspective on this one…. it just seems logical that divorced parents should think of each other on Mother’s/Father’s Day. So I’d like to ask those of you who are separated from the other parent of your child(ren): Whether “he made me a mom” or “she’s the mother of my children”… did you appreciate your ex yesterday?