I know that Mother’s day is a day of celebration for so many, but for others and many of my friends this is a very painful and difficult day, remembering the pain of their loss.
For those who have lost a mom, child, aunt, sister, a grandmother, a “just like a mom,” a friend, a wife, and those struggling with infertility…
I pray for peace in your heart and comfort for your soul
Allow your tears to flow, when they come
Many people dread Mother’s Day, because it’s just hard to face the raw emotional pain of your loss and want the day to come and go as quickly as possible.
For others it may be a time of being still and reflection, remembering, missing and honoring your loved one.
And for some you’re kind of in the middle beyond the raw excruciating pain but not quite able to reflect and remember with joy.
Everyone is at a different stage in their grieving process, so don’t compare yourself to others; just feel how you feel
Grief takes time… It’s a process
Joy will come again one day…
Do not sorrow, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.
Nehemiah 8:10 (NKJV)
Never lose Hope!
Embrace with gratitude the love and beauty surrounding you today
Hold on tightly to God and allow Him to give you comfort in your despair and longing and receive the peace that only He can give.
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
Take a moment to quietly reflect and remember
Be kind to yourself
Remember that God is with you always and He will never leave you.
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
Psalm 34:18 (NIV)
Blessed are those who mourn, for they WILL be comforted.
Matthew 5:4 (NIV)
Sending everyone a big (((HUG)))
Happy and Blessed Mother’s Day!