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On Mother’s Day — ‘holding my pain while holding my gratitude’ – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2022-05-08 10:52:26 –

Oklahoma representative Cyndi Munson, House District 85, shares many of the complex emotions she has on Mother’s Day.


You don’t have to check the calendar to know Mother’s Day. I feel it deep in my bones. Its weight reminds me and many others how complicated this day is.

Is she the same?

There is no Hallmark card that can express the sadness, disappointment, and confusion that mother’s love feels when it doesn’t flow or does not flow to them. How do you wrap all these great emotions in a few lines of pastel cards with flowers and rainbows?

Is she thinking about this too?

Over the years, my compassionate abilities have grown, but I’m still a scary girl who wants what every little girl wants from her mother: love, unconditional love. Even if you read all the work and all the books on how to exist this way, it’s still difficult. I’m still keeping myself away because that’s where I find it safest.

I wonder if she is safer too.

Congressman Cindy Manson is encouraging him to act in the City Hall in 2018 and connect with him. (BRETT DICKERSON / Okla City Free Press)

I look at me today and am resilient, compassionate and kind. Did I have to live my life without her to be me today? That sounds like a painful reason, but it’s probably true. I don’t really know, but I’m glad I was able to do it here. Almost 37 years old – still learning, growing, embracing the journey of my life, becoming more resilient, more compassionate and more kind.

Is she also looking at today’s women?

Mother’s Day is a day of practicing pain control while being grateful to everyone who understands, nurtures, and loves me. Over the years, we have learned that Mother’s Day is also a celebration of mothers in our lives, whether or not we gave birth. I will afflict every day of my life on this planet, but I also hold my gratitude firmly.

Did she find a way to her mother and those who fill her gap?

This Mother’s Day, I’m thinking of all of us that this day is complicated. It’s rarely talked about, but it’s important to do so. i see you And I hope you see yourself too-despite the pain, see you being elastic, compassionate, and kind. I love you.

I hope she will take time to see herself and love herself today as well.


Last updated: May 8, 2022 9:52 am Brett Dickerson-Editor

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