Reflections On Mother’s Day
For many, Mother’s Day is a joyous day in which we celebrate the moms in our lives. However, for many it can be a day of anguish and pain.
Let us remember those whose moms have died; may they find solace in the good memories they hold dear. No matter when you have lost your mom, you often intensely feel the loss on Mother’s Day.
Let us remember children whose moms were not there for them, for any reason; may they recognize their self-worth and value. May they know they are loved.
Let us remember the birth mothers who placed their child for adoption, may they recognize the gift they gave. I believe it is a true, unselfish act of love to want a better life for your child. Having adopted two children, I am blessed to have received this gift.
Let us remember moms who have lost a child, may they find solace in knowing that while their child may not be physically with them, he or she holds a special place in their hearts.
I must admit I am not looking forward to this Mother’s Day. My mom passed away six years ago, and while she wasn’t always there for me, I know she did the best she could with what she had. I will miss selecting the “perfect” card to send to her and making the usual Mother’s Day call.
My heart will be with my daughter-in-law this Mother’s Day. This will be her first Mother’s Day without Liam. I know it will be especially difficult, since Liam’s due date was in May. Thankfully, she has her family close by to support her during what will be a difficult time. I know Liam will be looking down at her with love. I will be praying for her, all moms who have lost a child, and all our angels this Mother’s Day.