Question, when a parent has lost a child, are they still a parent?
I ask because years ago, my only biological child was stillborn. About 10 years later my husband and I were discussing our plans for Mother's Day with another couple. The Husband looked at me and said, "YOU can't celebrate Mother's Day, you're not a mother."
This hurt me on many levels, one it reminded me that I would never have a biological child. Two, this couple had a 4 year old child, so it was kind of rubbing it in my face that their child was healthy while mine was dead. Three, it was just a very hateful thing to say.
So, am I a mother or not? I know I am now as we have adopted 3 beautiful children, but.... am I still my son's mother? Any thoughts?