About Cheerio

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In general I am a cheery and energetic person. But I am enshrouded in a cloak of iron. That cloak is the weight of greiving my son, whom I've lost to adoption.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Mother's Day Greeting Cards

this is written from the point of view from a natural mom who lost her son to adoption i step into the store the pungent smell of candles offends my nose i slink past the other customers hoping to not be noticed i pause momentarily as i lift my gaze toward the goa lto many it's just the greeting card aisle to me ,it's like walking through a graveyard mothers day mothers day mothers day card after card sings the praises heralds her courage applauds her strength and worthiness to bear the title 'Mother'. ahhh, but that title has been taken from me the day my son was handed to another woman there was a day she too dreaded this aisle, this hallmark holiday the irony - that to fill her void as mother was to create the same void eternally in my own soul so now we stand in the greeting card aisle i'm standing on one side of those cards with my heart aching, and shoulders weighed down and she, she stands on the other side with all the joy that could have been my own