My counselor’s heart is sharing this because many people are hurting emotionally regarding Mother’s Day. Many of us older mothers have only memories of our mothers because they are no longer living.
Mother’s Day can be painful for others because they have desired children for years and have not been able to conceive.
Others have very painful memories from major broken dysfunctional relationships with their mothers.
The death of a child is something mother’s tell me that one never ‘gets over.’ The grief ebbs and flows through a lifetime.
Others feel extreme guilt because they had an abortion and deeply regret that decision. Some of these women have not been able to conceive because of the abortion.
Some single women feel ‘left out’ because they do not have children and are ignored.
I want to encourage everyone to be sensitive to those around you. If you know someone who is hurting, please give them some of your love and understanding. Most women have a ‘mother instinct’ inside them whether or not they have children. Every woman is a special creation of God and should be honored for her influence on those around her.
With this thought, remember your own conception God allowed for His purpose. Psalm 139 – God was there when you were being designed by Him in your mother’s womb. No matter what you experienced, you are fully loved by God. God’s truth is a healer of any brokenness.
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