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    Gold Member Lana Mae's Avatar
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    More thoughts-Mothers Day!

    I work in a nursing home/assisted living! A lady from a church came in with her daughters and passed out roses to the mothers there! I was given a rose!!!
    I had mixed emotions on that! I am not a mother and never will be! But the gesture was very nice! Lots of emotions with this one! Acceptance on so many levels!
    What are your thoughts/opinions on this?
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    It was a lovely gesture. I think the intentions were honourable.

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    Thoughts - were you clocked? Did you mention that they were from a church for a reason?
    Opinion - I agree that you should be very happy with their level of acceptance.

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    Always accept a gift given with love (I am sure this was)

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    Yesterday, one of my Facebook friends shared that the word "mother" is also verb, and that mothering is about far more than giving birth. I believe the lady from church, and her daughters, truly get this.
    "Being honest may not get you a lot of friends, but it will always get you the right ones."
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    happy to be her Sarah Doepner's Avatar
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    That was a very kind gesture on their part and accepting the rose honored their thoughtful generosity.
    My kids all accept and support me in my transition, but they still prefer to refer to me as "Dad". It's not just habit nor is there a negative tone to it. They still love and respect my late wife, so "Mom" and "Mother" belong to her and probably always will. We both shared the caregiving from the moment we decided to adopt them and there were very few things one of us did the other couldn't do. But it was all parenting and the titles we carried became etched in their minds and hearts. I probably couldn't change it if I tried.

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    Sarah, I gave up trying to stop my children from calling me "Dad"! I just accept it and go on!
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    I have a trans friend, she likes to be referred to as mom, and wished me happy mother's day. I personally prefer to be called dad and celebrate the Father's Day. With that said, on numerous occasions, some of my daughter's teachers/coaches called me her mom when I pick her up. It is not worth correcting people all the time and we often just roll with it. But when I am asked point blank - are you her mom, I say - I am her dad.

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    This came up with my wife on Mother?s Day. We both agreed I would always be Dad. I just don?t see my self as a mom maybe it?s because I started transitioning when my kids were grown. I could never replace her as there mother and I am happy to be ?Dad?

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