This Sunday is Mother’s Day; a special time for mothers. However, not all women face Mother’s Day with anticipation, rather they enter the day with sadness, even dread. It’s real important that we are reminded of this and remain sensitive to the fact that not every woman’s experience with motherhood had been successful; not every experience has been joy-filled. I have been thinking about this over the past week and ran across a blog by Amy Young; The Time Warp Wife, that expresses everything that’s been playing over and over again in my heart. So, I’m going to “steal” her thoughts for this blog.
To those who are foster moms, mentor moms, and spiritual moms – we need you
To those who have warm and close relationships with your children – we celebrate with you
To those who have disappointment, heart ache, and distance with your children – we sit with you
To those who lost their mothers this year – we grieve with you
To those who lived through driving tests, medical tests, and the overall testing of motherhood – we are better for having you in our midst
To those who are single and long to be married and mothering your own children – we mourn that life has not turned out the way you longed for it to be
To those who have lost a child before their time – we acknowledge your broken heart.
To those who step-parent – we walk with you on these complex paths
To those who envisioned lavishing love on grandchildren -yet that dream is not to be, we grieve with you
To those who will have emptier nests in the upcoming year – we grieve and rejoice with you
To those who placed children up for adoption — we commend you for your selflessness and remember how you hold that child in your heart
And to those who are pregnant with new life, both expected and surprising –we anticipate with you
This Mother’s Day, we walk with you. Mothering is not for the faint of heart and we have real warriors in our midst.
We remember you all on this Mother’s Day.