Today is a day that I dreaded. Waking up, knowing that I couldn’t call my Mother was the hardest thing for me. Being a mother myself is such a blessing but the holiday has always been about my Mom. Every chance we got to celebrate her, we did. Every chance we got, we would call, or come by. Mom knew how much we loved her and we knew how much she loved us. It is because of all the LOVE that we feel such a void today. While it’s easy for some to say “She’s in a better place.” “She’s no longer suffering.” or the classic “She’s with you in spirit.” It is NOT the same. When a person as been the center of your world for your whole life, only to be taken away there is nothing anyone can say to fill that void or to make it better. Only God can give us comfort because HE knows who she was and what she meant to us. Most people will NEVER know the impact Mom had on our lives. To experience what it was like to be in her presence, to be surrounded by her love, to be comforted by her are things that are cherished by people who knew her best.
While you celebrate your Mother today, please pray for those who mourn theirs.