Some years ago, I came across this list for Mother’s Day from Amy Young. I have used it several times in exhortations, but I don’t think I ever used it on the blog. Whereas Mother’s Day carries a very festive tone to it, I am always reminded of the forgotten mothers who are rarely acknowledged on that day. Mothers, who silently weep, while others rejoice. We rejoice with every mom, but we also add our encouragement and hope to those moms who grieve for many reasons. The Lord’s richest blessings be upon you all.
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, we walk with you
To those who are foster moms, mentor moms, and spiritual moms – we need you
To those who have disappointment, heart ache, and distance with your children – we sit with you
To those who lost their mothers this year – we grieve with you
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, we anticipate with you.