Mother’s Day is such a beautiful holiday where we can celebrate our moms who do so much for us. My favorite part of this day is the extra little hugs and kisses I get. And of course, the cute cards and crafts my boys make me at home and school. The joy of motherhood is one that is hard to describe. I have never done anything so hard, yet so rewarding in my life! The joy that is felt by many of us that have children of our own, is one that may also leave a burden of sadness in women’s hearts who do not.
I don’t mean to take away from the happiness of Mother’s Day, but rather, to encourage us all to look outside ourselves and see those women who may be hurting.
There are women among us, who by no control of their own, cannot have children, have not married, or have even lost a child. Many have been through infertility and longing for a child for years. Others may have recently lost a child, or their own mother. We can’t know what a person is feeling or going through exactly, but if we reach out and show them we care (even if it’s just dropping off a note, treat, or flowers) it may really make a difference in their life!
One of my favorite inspirational talks about womanhood is called “Are We Not All Mothers?” She talks about how all women are mothers, whether they have children or not. But I’m afraid this still cannot mend the hearts of those suffering. In fact, Sheri Dew, the one who gave that message, still talks about how not marrying or having children of her own still causes her pain everyday! I can’t even begin to say I know what it’s like to have this sadness, loneliness, and longing in my heart, because I have not been through it. I’m sure we can all think of one special lady who could use some extra love this Mother’s Day!
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend with your families and have a lovely time celebrating the women in your life!