I know there are times when Mother’s Day is hard for some people. Sometimes it helps to think of the first mother. When I think of Mother’s Day, I think of Mary. She was chosen to be the Mother of the Savior of the World! WOW! That had to be very special for Mother’s Day for Mary! I can not begin to fathom, how Mary must have felt, when the Angel Gabriel, announced she would be carrying, the savior of the world, can you Friends? Luke 1:26-37
Celebrating Our Mother’s When Mother’s Day is Hard
I know that no one can come close in comparison to Mary, Mother of Jesus, but in our eyes, our Mother is pretty AWESOME too! We recently celebrated Mother’s Day and I wanted to do a post dedicated to All Mom’s. Mother’s deserve to be recognized and shown how important they are to us. I didn’t get to be with my Mother because I live in North Carolina and she lives in Kentucky. However, I did send her a gift and a card, sent her a text and called, although I know that’s not the same as being there in person.
It’s important to me that she knows how much I appreciate and love her and never want that to ever be taken for granted. My Mama didn’t have it easy raising my sister and I because my parents were divorced when I was around eight or so. I love my Daddy dearly but in my younger years, he didn’t give my Mama the support she needed to raise us. I can remember my Mama doing a fast-food job cleaning a church on the side and little odds and ends just trying to supply our daily needs. In my hometown jobs are scarce especially without a good education but my Mama did the best she could. I know without a doubt she would go to bed hungry just so our bellies were full. My Sister and I didn’t have the name brand clothes most other kids had but we were provided for and loved. That’s what is most important.
When Mother’s Day is Hard…The Relationship Between My Mother and I
Like with most relationships once you reach a certain age “AND THINK YOU KNOW IT ALL,” my Mama and I didn’t always see eye to eye. When I decided I wanted to marry my first husband that’s when our relationship severed for many years, unfortunately. My Mama knew beforehand what kind of life I would live because she said God warned her through a dream exactly what would take place. Needless to say, I didn’t listen and she was right. For almost fifteen years I lived in a very abusive situation and my relationship with my Mama went south. I can now say thanks be to God that our relationship is restored and I absolutely regret that I let it get to the point it was. All I can say is Thank You God for Grace!
It is Tough to Celebrate When Mother’s Day is Hard For Some People.
I have listed five below why Mother’s Day may not be a good memory and see if these speak to heart and soul. Maybe you or your mother has:
- Passed away and it brings up memories that make you both happy and sad.
- Hooked on drugs or alcohol and doesn’t view you as an important part of their life.
- Abandoned you and you have no idea who or where she is and you feel less than.
- Gave you up for adoption so you could have a better life than the one you would now have.
- Decided abortion was your only option and now you live with the shame of that decision.
Friends, when Mother’s Day is hard, remember you are NOT alone.
God is ALWAYS there for you no matter what! Whether the memories are sad, happy, emotional, regret, or whatever the case may be. I can’t say that I understand however you view Mother’s Day but I have a Savior who knows ALL things and will hold you in the shelter of his loving arms. Just call on him and he will be there for you in whatever way you need.
I’m gonna put myself on the chopping block. I have made way too many wrong decisions where my own children are concerned. I have “messed up” royally! Trust me on that! I only wanted my children to have a better life than I had myself and wanted to keep them from making the same mistakes I did. My Son has been on the wrong path for quite some time now and I blame myself. If only I “did this’ or “done that” and not allowed “this” or “that” our Mother/Son relationship wouldn’t be where it is today. I keep the “Prodigal Son” story close, in my mind and heart! There is Hope!
What to Do When Mother’s Day is Hard
Being a Mom is a huge responsibility. I have found out the hard way sometimes you have to allow your kids to make the wrong decisions so they will learn to make the right one. You can’t enable them when you know it’s wrong to do so because it makes the situation worse. I would give anything to be able to go back and have a “do-over” but life doesn’t work that way. We can only do the best we know how at that time and continue moving forward. Will we mess up? Yes! Can we receive Grace and Forgiveness? Yes! It is NEVER too late, to make amends, with those you love.
When Mother’s Day is Hard, relationships take work, whether that’s Husband and Wife, Brother and Sister, or Mother and Child. We must be willing to work at it to make it healthy.
I know many cases where too much is in the way to reconcile in our own eyes. But with God ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE! Keep the Faith! Happy Mother’s Day to all and I Pray yours was a Blessed and Happy one! Check out our resource and freebies page to find links that may help you. We also have freebies from friends to offer encouragement as well.
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