Mother's Day is a hard day for me. It's doubly hard when you are trying to become a mother and have lost your mother. I want to say Happy Mother's Day to all of you, but also send a little bit of a different message.
I want to remind you that if someone in your life has experienced the pain of miscarriage, don't forget them. You don't have to celebrate with them the same way, but maybe just a hug and encouraging word. You can say that you know this day might be painful for them but you are praying that next year they will know the joy of this holiday. You can say that they are a mother in their heart.
This day is also painful for those suffering with infertility and you may want to quietly acknowledge them too with a word of hope and encouragement.
For those who have lost their mothers, this day holds a pain that is almost unbearable. When you lose your mother, you lose the person who loves you the most unconditionally in this world. There is a tremendous loss in your heart and that is the only way I can describe it. Please hug those around you who have lost their Mother! A warm, loving hug can help heal their heart today.
Today we are taking the day off from all Mother's Day activities at church. I knew this day would be hard so my sweet husband is taking me to Galveston and to a Greek Festival. I want to acknowledge this day with peace and being loving to myself.
I hope that all of you that are blessed to have your Mother will spend the day honoring her, and all of you Mothers are being honored for all your hard work. You deserve all the hugs and love that you get today too!