Mother's Day is really bittersweet for me. Cora's due date, May 14th, was Mother's Day that year, so whenever anyone asked when I was due, I always answered "On Mother's Day!" I was so thrilled. Of course that day ended up being really hard because it was just a reminder of what should have been when my loss was so fresh.
But the truth is, Cora made me a mother. Regardless of the fact that she didn't stay for me to actually mother. I am a mother, first and foremost because of her. Even if I didn't have my other children, I would be a mother because of her.
So I celebrate her on Mother's Day. I wasn't a mother before she came along, and I was after.