I wrote my mom a long letter on this Mother’s Day card and set it out earlier in the week. Hopefully, it will reach her in time for Mother’s day. We honestly don’t keep in touch as much as we should. There are a lot of factors in this that I won’t go into right now, but I miss my mom.
I was a mommy’s girl growing up and I know that I was spoiled and favored by her compared to my siblings. This was definitely unfair and did cause some stress in my relationship with my siblings. I think as adults we’ve come to terms with this better. It was still a lot to handle though.
So I was adopted. And I don’t want this to become one of those Pro-Life versus Abortion posts. My birth mother was in a country where abortion is illegal. But honestly, I assume, if she really needed to, she could have found a way to do it. My parents met my birth mom before I was born and arranged the adoption. I actually got to see a lot of the paperwork recently. My mom sent me the files and all the paperwork for the adoption to me a few years ago.
Some part of me would eventually love to meet my birth mother, but I have no real way of finding out if she’s alive or not. I haven’t been able to find her on social media and the Philippines just honestly isn’t a hop, skip, and a jump away from the United States. I’ve reached out to a government office in the city where I was born, but the paperwork they’ve requested of me isn’t something I’m willing to just e-mail out.
Maybe this will be something that I plan as a someday trip in the future? I’d love to know if I have siblings. My mother makes it sound like I might. Or cousins. My birth mother seemed to know who my birth father was, but did not name him in the paperwork or on the birth certificate. So that would be something else I’d love to look into.
Okay! But I’m rambling! Wow. Hug your Mother today! Hug your motherly figures! Give them presents if that’s their love language. Or like in my MIL’s case, she likes the gift of TIME. Do things for the maternal figures in your life and appreciate them today. Today I appreciate so many strong mothers in my life. My birth mother, my mom, my stepmom, my mother-in-law, my sister, and all the other mother’s in my life!
Thanks for stopping in today. I’ll see you tomorrow~!