Whether you are, want to be, tried to be or don’t want to be… this wish is for you!


Happy Mother’s Day! But wait… before you say, “I’m not a mother”… this wish is for all of you who…

ARE a mom: I’m sure the joy is overwhelming, as well as the worry and stress, but the love… ahhh, that beats all, right? Know you are blessed…

WANT to be a mom: so it’s not your time yet, that’s OK. Enjoy your life, get out and do things so that once you do have children you don’t feel like you’re missing out!

TRIED to be: for all of you who have felt the heartbreak of wanting to be a parent, but having it not work out for one reason or another, I feel for you. I understand. I’m in the same boat. Find what brings you joy and move on with your life. You can spend forever on “what if’s” but you will be much happier if you move on… (such as) help out a friend with children, teach them something special, something important like being nice to others, volunteering, there are other options, not the ones you probably dreamed about, but life does get good again…

DON’T want to be: hey, everyone has a reason. If having children isn’t your deal, that’s fine. Help a friend with their child once in a while, or teach a child how to bake cookies, some cool, fun, important (cookie baking!) life skill!

To my mom, I would like to say that you are the absolute coolest mom and I love you to pieces… I wish we lived closer! AHHH… I’ve learned a lot from you, even though I don’t think you realized it. Like… the importance of saying no instead of being overwhelmed and miserable. My note taking surely I got from you, and that lead to my writing… I love to talk about cooking and recipes, food and health, books and so much more with you. I love knowing you’re on the other end of the phone when I call! Thank you for being my mom! I love you mom!!

To Fred’s mom, I would like to say that you are such a great role model, someone who is truly caring and shows it by helping others every chance you get. You are always there if we need you. We’re very fortunate to live close although we don’t see each other every day, its a nice feeling knowing that we can be there in a moments notice! It’s fun comparing our Dr. Oz notes and trying to keep up with what’s good for you and bad for you since it changes constantly! Thank you for being Fred’s mom! We love you!!

Ok, get out and do something good for someone. Make someone smile today.


Repeat tomorrow… and the next day… and the next day… and the next day… etc.

PS/ Thank you Kate Mullin for making the world a more beautiful place with your flower arrangements!

F L A S H B A C K !

O n e  Y e a r  A g o:           Monhegan Island… Maine!

T w o  Y e a r s  A g o:        Artist: Craig Mooney!

T h r e e  Y e a r s  A g o:   Artist: Stan Moeller!


7 thoughts on “Whether you are, want to be, tried to be or don’t want to be… this wish is for you!

  1. Bobo

    So beautiful. Your writing is so fine, I’m sure you have reached others too. Thank you so much for letting me know I did have a good time while teaching you too. Lov you honey. Mom


  2. well said Barbara. I am the eldest of six kids 😀 and I opted out of having my own. I’m fortunate that my sister had a daughter and a son when we were all very young and they are adults now. Then my youngest brother had two boys who are now 10 and 8. All are the lights of my life and I have the exalted place in the family of cool auntie 😀 it’s the BEST!


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