The day before Mother's Day is traditionally celebrated as Birthmother's Day, to thank all of the women who have selflessly made the choice to place their children in a loving home other than their own.
Some birthmoms hate this day, and Mother's Day, because it is painful and reminds them of the absence in their lives. Others celebrate, because we are cherished for providing a child to a family who desperately wanted one.
While adoptive families struggle with their own emotions during Mother's Day weekend, please don't forget the woman who gave life to that child you love so much.
I tip my hat to all my fellow birthmoms out there and wish you a lotta love on this day.