Mother’s Day is a typically a day that brings forth a wide range of emotions, feelings and memories. For some, this is a happy time to celebrate the first year of motherhood; for others, this is a reminder of the absence of motherhood.
For some, this is a day to honor a godly mother who modeled Proverbs 31 and to relive happy memories of cooking together, making sure things like homework and piano lessons were followed through (thanks, mom!), taking care of boo-boos, and being a driving force for molding her precious children into outstanding adults. However, for others, this day brings back painful memories of abuse, or abandonment, unfulfilled expectations, broken relationships other unpleasant history. For some, this is a day to either take mom out to eat or cook dinner or take flowers; for others, this is the first year without having mom here on Earth; for others, this is a day to remember a child who was buried too soon.
Mother’s Day is another man-made holiday (which started in Grafton, West Virginia, by the way). According to Scripture, we are to honor our mother and father not only on an “official set-aside Hallmark” day, but each and every day of the year. With the exception of two human beings (Adam and Eve), every living person has a mother. Let’s face it–without a mother, we would not be here. Not all mothers are honorable. Not all mothers are good mothers. And, do remember that women who do not have children are not any less of a woman.
So, I know that, although this can be a happy time for some, is not a happy time for all. But remember, despite how our earthly parents are or what happens/does not happen, our Heavenly Father is there with us. He is the same Yesterday, Today, and Forever. He never changes.
(((((hugs)))))) and blessings to all of you, no matter where you fall on the emotional spectrum.
“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
his mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22-23