Painting by Abraham Hunter –

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Sunday, May 14, 2017

{ Mothers }

To those who gave birth this year to their first child—we celebrate with you
To those who lost a child this year – we mourn with you
To those who are in the trenches with little ones every day and wear the badge of food stains – we appreciate you
To those who experienced loss through miscarriage, failed adoptions, or running away—we mourn with you
To those who walk the hard path of infertility, fraught with pokes, prods, tears, and disappointment – we walk with you. Forgive us when we say foolish things. We don’t mean to make this harder than it is.
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 experienced abuse at the hands of your own mother – we acknowledge your experience
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 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.
Easter - 2017
HOPE your day is a blessed one!

7 comments:

  1. What a lovely photo, Deb and thank you for sharing.(and oh my goodness, aren't you a skinny Minnie, giggling)--Have a beautiful Mothers Day my friend.

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  2. I have always said the hardest job I have ever had in my life was to be a Mother. There are no 'do-overs' and it is a 24-7 job! I wouldnt trade it for anything.

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  3. Oh wow! This was so beautiful! I'd like to share this today. Very touching...and so perfect for every woman. God bless your day with joy and laughter and many sweet memories. Happy Mother's Day!!

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  4. Thank you dear heart for one of the most beautiful and encouraging things I've ever read. Yes, there are many different situations for mothers and for women who long to be mothers and you covered them all. This would be wonderful for you to write in a little booklet, and I'm sure that many Christian book stores would love to sell it. As a retired teacher, I can honestly say that you have a God given talent for writing. God bless!!

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  5. Woops! Sorry, but I thought that you wrote this. I read further and saw that the author is Amy Young, a former missionary to China who is childless. Thanks.

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  6. Thank you so much for posting these thoughts of which I fall into a few of them. I hope you had a wonderfully blessed Mother's Day!

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Gracious words are a honeycomb,
sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
Proverbs 16:24