To all of you, no matter where on the journey you are…

For many of us, this Sunday is a first. A first day to celebrate a coming through the murkiest sludge of pain into the light that we have known. A first as partners to share in a new experience. A first to hear what we have so long wanted to hear for so many years. To my dear friends who are now mothers, I say to you, Happy Mother’s Day!

Jen and Cait
Em and Brooke
Kwynne and Pam
Mrs. and Mr. Miao
Jennifer and Susan
Estelle and Jean
Maria and Julie
Dora and Erin
Hope and Megan
Conchita and Ann
Jess and Andy
And FINALLY, Ilyse!

For many of you who read this, you are still struggling with your own journey, and are frustrated as to the length of the path. It is impossible to know the actual square footage of the path you are on, but it does have an end, and a joyous one at that. I know you may not see that now, but I pray that you can trust me on this, and therefore, to YOU I say happy Mother’s Day!

S, dear, sweet, S
Tex and Blondie

My heart is happier knowing each of you.

Thank you.

14 thoughts on “To all of you, no matter where on the journey you are…

  1. Thank you, Shelli. I was just telling Trish last night that this one would be a little sad.

    And a very Happy Mother’s Day to you!

  2. Happy Mother’s Day to you and Narda as well! Thank you so much for the love and support and for the well wishes over this time we’ve “known” each other. Oh, how wonderful of you to send this along.

  3. *Sniffle* awww thank you so much Shelli. That was oh so sweet and a VERY HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY to you and Narda. May you enjoy this extra-special one!

  4. Shelli – Happy Mother’s Day to you and Narda. Jason and I are going to be enjoying are first premother’s day and it is exciting.


  5. Shelli, thank you so much for including me in your list. I am so touched. Happy Mothers day to all on Shelli’s post and most importantly, Happy Mothers Day to Shelli & Narda!!!

  6. Many happy things to you and Narda this weekend. May you mommies have a great weekend and revel in every moment of it.


  7. Happy First of Many Happy Mother’s Days to you and Narda!!
    Dana, Bruce, Evan, Bobby and Will

  8. Happy Mothers’ Day to you both.

    And thank you for thinking of me. I’m really touched.

    Back to bed till Monday.

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