Mother's Day: Praying for Peace
As the day fast approaches, I find myself on an emotional rollercoaster. And the articles I have stumbled upon have kept the topic at the forefront of my mind. I enjoyed celebrating as a child, but as I grew older I began to loathe Mother’s Day. No matter how hard I looked, I couldn’t find a card that read: “Thank you for abandoning us as children. Without you, I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to foot the bill for my counselor’s beach house!” Turns out, I am not alone.
For many, this holiday is a day of pain. There are women who desperately want children and cannot conceive or carry a child full term. Women who have buried a child, or have been abandoned by their children. Some who selflessly gave a child up for adoption many moons ago, and others who have lost in the process of adoption. For each of these women, I am sure there is a child who feels lost, abandoned, and hopeless on this day, because of the absence of a mother in his or her life.
For each and every one of you women like me, I pray for a day of peace, and that you may find comfort, no matter your circumstances.
PS. If you would like to share your story with us we would love to hear from you!