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Beautiful! I too have been many mothers and now a grandmother, and while I believe it is a sacred thing, to be a mother, I don't believe it belongs only to women who give birth, but to all, male and female, who "mother" those around them, those they love, their family and friends and community and the earth. My daughter to her great regret lost her children in the womb. But now she mothers her niece who lives with her. Mother's day must feel sad to all those women who cannot give birth, or who chose not to, and yet "mother" every day with no recognition.

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This is beautiful, Deborah. Thank you for sharing your love with us.

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May 12, 2023Liked by Shannon K. Evans

I’ve read a little bit in my life, but I’ve never read anyone like you.

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Wow Shannon. Once again you have nailed it. I so appreciate your sentiments, eloquently penned and tenderly offered. Thank you for this Mother’s Day gift that will remain with me all year!

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That's kind, Tracy. Thank you.

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Cheers to not caring very much about Mother’s Day and caring SO damn much about all the different versions of motherhood we are surrounded by. Mwah.

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Mwah!

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May 13, 2023Liked by Shannon K. Evans

This poem absolutely shattered me in the best way possible.

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Always here for a good shattering.

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May 12, 2023Liked by Shannon K. Evans

Thank you for this. I am a first time mom, 5mo PP. I am living thousands of miles from my own family and support system and struggle to find the support and love I need from my partner's family. I find peace in your writings.

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Oh, that sounds so hard Claire. I pray you are able to find a "surrogate mama," in whatever form she takes.

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My 4th time 2 months postpartum self right now is weeping in this nursing chair 😭😭😭 this brought me to tears. Beautifully written.

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Sending you so much love in the nursing chair.

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deletedMay 12, 2023Liked by Shannon K. Evans
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Hope you enjoyed :)

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