I am not a mother. I wish I was a mother. But wishing does not make something so. Mother’s Day is a day to celebrate Mothers, of which I am not. It’s a nice, kind and compassionate sentiment to wish all sorts of women–women struggling to conceive to cat mothers–a Happy Mother’s Day. But it is a soft lie, and a lie is a lie, and a lie is still damaging because it’s not the truth.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the actual Mother’s in the world, those who are raising human children. And for the cat Mom’s and women struggling to conceive…have faith, your time will come!