Mother’s Day Week

With tons of stories of kids and husbands getting bouquets of flowers for mom, making breakfast in bed or brunches or family cookouts, many moms are in despair and sometimes torment of a past she cannot change.

Moms lament their children lost to abortion or miscarriage; and we should. The child wasn’t just known by his or her mom, but also known by God. Birth does not define a child or person, conception does. The aborted or miscarried child lives on in eternity with a loving Savior.

This week, many moms are remembering a child lost to overdoses and chronic illnesses. No family is exempt to death; some cover it up better than others, some on their sleeves. But most of us moms carry our lost child very close to a part of us that hardly anyone knows.

We cannot know the depth of love until we’ve lost it. Our ability to survive after loss is simply the mercy and grace of God to hold us together and show He is in control. His love endures ALL things forever. It’s so comforting to know that even if no one else can see that part of your heart, God is there to comfort us.

Just this week, a friend lost her 40+ year old son. I cannot imagine the hurt and pain of it. She’s planning a funeral this week, not breakfast in bed or a brunch or a cookout. But she is still his mom, and should be regarded as such.

Remember ALL of the moms this week, we need it.

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