Reflections of Mother's Day

This Sunday is sure to be a great day for many ladies all across the world. It's a day that we get to celebrate the women who've done the hard work of delivery and taking care of the precious miracle from Day 1 all the way up to when they just can't take care of them any longer.

You see, a Mom never stops being a mom, it's a title she has been given by God Himself. Matter of fact, there are few titles in this world that mean more than "Mom". And perhaps, title isn't the right word. Mom is so much more than a title right? It becomes her name, it's how she responds in the crowd of folks around her when you are calling her name or in the still silence of a rocking chair as she rocked you to sleep at 3:00 AM.

Moms are flat out SUPERHERO's. There's simply no way around it. But, I would like to share something with you that perhaps will help us see Mother's Day in a different light this Sunday.

The following was taken from a blog for Pastors titled The Messy Middle. The author Amy Young is not a mother herself but shares some great insight that we must all consider.

The wide spectrum of mothering.

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 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 sit 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 acknowledge your experience.

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 have aborted children - we remember them and you on this day.

To those who are single and long to be married and mothering your own children - we mourn that life has not turned out the way you longed for it to be.

To those who step-parent - we walk with you on these complex paths.

To those who envisioned lavishing love on grandchildren, yet that dream is not to be - 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, both expected and surprising –we anticipate with you.

This Mother’s Day, we walk with you. Mothering is not for the faint of heart and we have real warriors in our midst. We remember you. Happy Mother's Day.