Sometimes Mother's Day can be so difficult that the most avowed church members will skip this day. Whether due to child loss, or the death of a mother, the happy "have a flower" can make a woman leave in tears.
My 3rd child died at full-term birth; I have a 3 stone Mother's ring.
We joined a pregnancy loss support group and the leader had had 4 children die. He was SO much a father and an inspiration of hope to us, even though he never did get to hold but one of his children on earth.
What about mothers that loved their child so much as give their child up for adoption to a better home? That is sacrificial love.
Some "mothers" are so selfish and only use their babies as fashion accessories, you wonder why they had kids.
Teachers are mothers to dozens of children each year. You do not have to give birth to love. If you carried a child in your womb, then you have the additional physical pain to go along with emotional.
That man was an unthinking clod for his comments.
I am sorry for your loss. My first Mother's Day I was actually comforted to find out that a woman in her 60's still missed her stillborn son and Mother's Day was hard for her. That meant that I would never "get over" my daugher, nor forget her. Five years later, I still sometimes see a child that "reminds" me of what I think she would be like.
You had a child. You are a mother, no matter what happens. Like Tabris said, are you suddenly no longer a daughter if your parents die?
Now everyone, go hug someone!!!