On this Mother’s Day, wherever it might find you, may you feel loved.
For the mom who is overwhelmed and tired, may you find a moment of joy. You deserve it.
For the woman who misses her mom, may you feel her arms around you no matter how far away, or how long gone. She loves you still.
For the one who mourns a lost baby, or who grieves for a kid who has lost his way, may you be comforted in the knowledge that your child is being held by angels. That beloved one is always, always in God’s care.
To the mom who works hard to make a good life for her kids, may you feel appreciated and cherished.
To the one who has been a mama to other people’s kids, who has mentored and cared for people she calls her own, may you understand the depth of the gift you’ve given them. It is priceless.
For the mom whose kids are grown and gone, may you be filled with sweet memories and tender thoughts of the children who still bear the marks of your love.
To the new mom who is just beginning her motherhood journey, may you know that you will always have what it takes to do it well. You were made for this.
I’ve heard it said that every woman is a mother in some way, whether by biological means or by spiritual and emotional means. I believe it.
Women who care for others cannot help but be mothers. We give, we sacrifice, we love, we encourage, we fight, we dig deep. And yes, we cry sometimes, because there are times that tears are the only way to be a mom.
This crazy mix of emotions is what makes Mother’s Day what it is.
Filled and fraught, tender and bittersweet.
We remember our own mothers and reach for them through space and time.
We savor the smells of freshly bathed babies, and dream of graduations and weddings.
We mourn our losses and celebrate our joys.
Wherever this day finds you, whatever season of life you’re in, I pray that you feel loved and known. I wrap my arms around you and I give you a long squeeze that says, “you are someone special.”
Today, I give you permission to treat yourself to something good. A cup of tea, a slice of cake, a walk in the park, a chick flick, or maybe a nap. Whatever makes you happy, do it! I insist.
On this Mother’s Day, may you know that you are beautiful inside and out, and that this world is better because of you.
Thank you for being part of my online life.
You are loved; so, so loved.
Always your friend and Company Girl,