Mother’s Day not far away

Mother’s Day is coming round once again.  Is this something you look forward to, or something you dread?  Do you have a mother you look up to or resent? Do you have children who look up to you or, for some reason, dislike you?

For my own part, Mother’s Day is tinged with both sadness and happiness. I have 4 lovely daughters that I get to spend time with and usually get spoilt over lunch or dinner and with lovely gifts.  But I lost a son 33 years ago whom has never gotten to know me as his mother, at least not here on earth.  A step-daughter we lost over 3 years ago.  And a mother that has disappointed me in a way that I could never have imagined would happen.  Although I don’t think it was through any fault of her own but rather my father’s actions.  And when you’ve been married to a man as long as she has been married to my father (55 years), I can fully expect she needs to support him but sadly it means we are no longer the friends we used to be.

What does Mother’s Day mean to you? If you go to church, what kind of message would you like to hear shared on that special day?  And how has the passage on the Proverbs 31 Woman spoken to you? I’d love to hear about it.

3 Responses to “Mother’s Day not far away”

  1. Jennifer Sandifer Says:

    I would LOVE to hear something encouraging – for those of us trying to be good mothers, and for those of us who don’t have the relationship we would like with our own.

  2. Janet Says:

    Mother’s Day was awful for me for years, as a result of growing up with a “mad mother” … you’ve read my blog so you’ll know what I mean! These days I quite enjoy it thanks to the efforts of my hubster and kids.

    Now that my Mum has passed away, I am actually thinking of doing something for my stepmum this year for the first time in 35 years … I never felt right about it before, even when I was estranged from my Mum. It seems so weird and awkward but I really want to recognise my stepmum this year …

  3. Tina Says:

    I am blessed to have a wonderful mother whom I cherish & am still learning from. I have 2 great kids and an amazing husband…YES! life still happens in this household. When Mothers Day rolls around, I do special things for my mom, but as for me, I don’t expect much. My family is sweet but me personally I think one day out of the year to “honor your mother” can be viewed as a “have to.” Because of all the responsibilities we carry and hats we wear, the mom position should be recognized daily but not with “tangible” things. Thank You’s and I Love You’s are far more valuable then anything a person can wrap up & present with a pretty bow. I truly LOVE being a mom and I often ask God to help me appreciate the gifts he has chosen me to “handle with care”!!

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