You may be missing your own mother terribly. On days like Mother's Day, the longing to hear her voice, give her a hug and tell her "I love you" linger in your thoughts. To be honest, she lingers in your thoughts everyday.
Maybe your Mother is still living but you are estranged. She wounded you deeply as a child and you find it difficult to find an appropriate card for her or to show her honor. I understand how you feel, only for me, it was a difficult relationship with my abusive father and Father's Day was always difficult.
I know Mothers who are heartbroken on this day because their children have turned away from God and have also separated themselves from their parents, some saying horrible things about the ones who spent years loving and nurturing them.
Some of you have had to go through a Mother's worst nightmare, you've buried your child and a piece of your heart has been ripped from your chest. My heart hurts for you. I'm so very sorry for your loss. I pray those close to you will share a memory of your child with you today.
The world elevates and celebrates Motherhood, and there you are, so wanting to be a Mommy but you are unable to conceive, your heart aches and your arms yearn to hold a child of your own.
I know your heart aches and hurts deeply. You're brokenhearted and may be feeling as though it can never be mended again. Let me encourage you to rest completely in Him. Give Him your heart ache. And don't be afraid to ask Him why this has happened to you; just remember to ask with open hands and not clinched fists.
I don't know the answer to your why question, but I know the Who, and He loves you and wants to walk with you through this pain.
When waves of grief swell to unimaginable heights, then crash and pin you to the floor, it’s hard to imagine ever being able to stand and breathe again. You may feel as though you will never stop crying, never stop grieving, but this I know. . . God is faithful. He will not leave you to walk through this dark place alone. Over time–and it’s different for everyone–the swelling waves will lessen in intensity and frequency. Rest assured that based upon the promises of God, I know you will get through this by the grace of God.
― Max Lucado, You’ll Get Through This: Hope and Help for Your Turbulent Times
You will breathe again and find yourself standing in the middle of the intersection known as Joy and Sorrow. That place where you are able to rest in the steady flow of Hope, the healing salve that heals the wound and enables you to remember and mourn your loved one with a mix of joy and sorrow.
For the one who has lost a mother,
For the mother who has lost a child,
For the one who longs to be a mom…
You are not forgotten this Mother’s Day.
You are in my thoughts and prayers.