I heard that phrase while going through several blogs. It is exactly how I feel; extraordinarily poignant.
I know people have told me countless times, "But you are a mom!" I really do believe that yes, I birthed Holden, so I am his "mom", but I just don't feel like a mom. A mom gets to mother her children. Care for them. Feed them. Cloth them. Kiss them. Take away their hurt. Laugh with them. Talk to them. So I appreciate the great effort all of my friends have gone through to try to make me feel like a Mom (because it means a lot), but I just don't feel it. Not today.
Sometimes I feel more like a "mom" to students of mine, than to Holden. It's strange.
Some days are just simply harder than others, even when I try to be positive.