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Should we stop celebrating so you can feel better? Should the rest of us spoil our day because not everyone had a wonderful mother? Mother's Day isn't about you or me or our specific mothers. It's about mothers in general and the women who take the time to be mothering to other children than their own.
I wrote in my OP that I am being jealous, bitter and immature.
Maybe in way, Mother's Day is as much about sisterhood and how women tend to try to mentor each other and the kids around them. We nurture. It tends to be in our bones, even those of us (I count myself) who are not instinctive mothering sorts.
originally posted by: windword
a reply to: ketsuko
Mother's Day was created as a consumer holiday to sell stuff. Guilt, remembrance, thankfulness, it's all about the money. Don't kid yourself. Those that honor their mothers don't need a holiday to do so, they do so every day. Even those whose mothers were less than loving and giving, do so every day.