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It’s Mother’s Day and I’m over here feeling all the feelings.
We make a big deal over honoring our mothers on this one day per year.
Flowers are bought, fancy dinners are cooked, families
are gathered. It’s beautiful. I think it’s fitting.
I’m grateful for Mothers Day,
because it gives me opportunity to
honor the mothers in my life.
My own dear mother, who alone
should get her own special day of recognition, simply for not giving
up on her fourth child.
My mother in law, (I just call her Mom)
who raised the strong steady
man of God, who I’m so
blessed to call mine… my sisters,
who are walking through motherhood
with me, whose struggles I
can relate to, and whose
examples I can learn from.
These women and others who
have been influential in my life, I
am proud to honor today.
But today also underlines in
my mind the fact that not
everyone has the privilege of
being a mother. Especially now
that I am a mother, I always
feel a little guilty on Mother’s Day .
I don’t deserve to be a mother. I am
so grateful and blessed; there
are women who would be much
more qualified mothers than me,
but for some reason God chose me.
In spite of my thankfulness, my
heart aches today, for women I
know and love, women to
whom Mothers Day is a day of
Reminders that she hasn’t
been chosen yet to become a mother.
Reminders that she is a
mother, but the little souls that
made her a mother are waiting
to finally meet her in heaven.
Reminders that although
she is a mother, she feels like
she has somehow failed in
her calling, as one or more
of her children is not living for the Lord.
Reminders that her own
mother is no longer living.
This one brought tears to my eyes,
but because of my Grandmother.
This is her first Mothers Day
in heaven, and I’m sure the
flowers there are so much
better than any we could have
given her, but I have
been surprised today, at how
deeply I still miss her.
I’m not suggesting that
we stop celebrating Mother’s Day
. I’m just suggesting that
we also seek out the ones who
may not find this such a joyous
day, and let them know we love
While mothering is a beautiful
opportunity, it is not given to all
of us, and I just want to
I want to also recognize all
the “mothers” that my children are
blessed to have in their lives . You
all know who you are. They
adore you. Your influence on
them is so valuable to us. And
(God forbid) but if when they are teenagers, they go through the
stage where mom isn’t cool
anymore, I thank God that
they will have you to look up
to and confide in.
Wherever you find yourself in
life, I want to wish you blessings
today. Even if you aren’t
technically a mother, you
have an important place to fill.
God’s blessings as you each fulfil your calling in Christ.