However, just as we are supposed to be taking this day to remember our own mothers, let us also remember that we are mothers, too. No judge, no vindictive ex, nor stepmother can take that away from us. Those are the people who may have forgotten, or tried to help our children forget that we are their mothers, but that does not discount us as mothers or people in our own right.
Take the time to think about your children. Think of the things that you love about them today. Even if they never call, and never write, you can never forget. Love them, and remember that even if they are adults, it is still not really their fault. Many have had false memories of us implanted in their minds that seem as real to them as the truth is to us. Many of our children have been brainwashed through no fault of their own, and of course they'll deny it, because the funny thing about brainwashing is that you don't realize that you have been brainwashed until you have been deprogrammed. However, still love your children and think of them and the good times with them as a way to honor yourself.
If you can, take a little time to pamper yourself today. Even if no one else realizes that today is your day, too, you still deserve to be honored as a mother, even if you have to do it yourself.