Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day

On Mothers’ Day . . .

+To those who gave birth this year to their first child—we celebrate with you
+To those who lost a child this year – we mourn with you
+To those who are in the trenches with little ones every day and wear the badge of food stains – we appreciate you
+To those who experienced loss this year through miscarriage, failed adoptions, or running away—we mourn with you
+To those who walk the hard path of infertility, fraught with pokes, prods, tears, and disappointment – we walk with you. Forgive us when we say foolish things. We don’t mean to make this harder than it is.
+To those who are foster moms, mentor moms, and spiritual moms – we need you
+To those who have warm and close relationships with your children – we celebrate with you
+To those who have disappointment, heart ache, and distance with your children – we both lament and hope with you
+To those who lost their mothers this year – we grieve with you
+To those who experienced abuse at the hands of your own mother – we pray with you for healing
+To those who lived through driving tests, medical tests, and the overall testing of motherhood – we are better for having you in our midst
+To those who will have emptier nests in the upcoming year – we grieve and rejoice with you
+And to those who are pregnant with new life, both expected and surprising –we anticipate with you

HT Will Weedon and Jeffery Ries

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