Differing Emotions on Mothers’ Day
This is a day on which we honor mothers. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.
My mother (and father) provided a stable home for me. I felt loved. I learned love. I was blessed. I am glad that my mother is still living. I can thank her for being a devoted mother and tell her that I love her. I can tell her if I can reach her, that is. She is traveling.
Other people miss their mothers who are no longer living. They wish they could call their mothers or, better yet, spend the day together.
Others have mothers from whom they are estranged, or by whom they were abandoned. There are not appropriate cards for that kind of relationship.
There are women who long to be mothers. It is painful for them to feel left out.
There are mothers whose children have died. They miss being mothers.
There are mothers who were good mothers, yet have unappreciative children who ignore them on this day and every day.
Today all women do not experience Mothers’ Day with joy.
We all are not mothers, but we each have had a mother.
I thank God for my mother and pray for mothers everywhere on this special day full of varying emotions.