With today being Mother’s Day, I deemed it appropriate to discuss the significance of what this day represents, for all mothers, in all contexts.
Mother’s Day provides us with an opportunity to demonstrate our appreciation and gratitude towards our own mothers, and other mothers, but for some women, this day is extremely difficult to acknowledge and recognize. For couples struggling with infertility, or those dealing with past or present miscarriages or infant deaths, this day presents an overwhelming emotional turmoil that often leaves the individuals impacted by these tragic circumstances feeling isolated and lost.
Mother’s Day is a day that deserves to be celebrated by all mothers, in all shapes and forms, and I feel as though those who struggle with this day are often overlooked and disregarded in their struggles. No mother should feel neglected or forgotten on this day because of unforeseen circumstances, hence why I wanted to bring attention to these select individuals.
If you know someone who struggles with this day, I urge you to reach out to them and inform them that they are in your thoughts. Offer to spend some time with them today, if they are willing, or send them a thoughtful card or note. It could change their day entirely, and perhaps aid them in processing the mix of emotions that they encounter on this day.
If you are personally struggling today, please know you’re in my thoughts and prayers. I came across this poem, and perhaps it will be of comfort to someone today.
“I humbly salute you, O you faithful, heavenly Friends of my children! I give you heartfelt thanks for all the love and goodness you show them. At some future day I shall, with thanks more worthy than I can now give, repay your care for them, and before the whole heavenly court acknowledge their indebtedness to your guidance and protection. Continue to watch over them. Provide for all their needs of body and soul. Pray, likewise, for me, for my husband, and my whole family, that we may all one day rejoice in your blessed company.
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