Children, obey your
parents in the Lord, for this is right. ďHonor your
father and motherĒ - which is the first commandment
with a promise - ďso that it may go well with you
and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.Ē ~~
A Motherís Day
Motherís Day. A
time of celebration of one of the most important
people in each of our lives Ė Mom! We honor the
wonderful women who raised us and are honored by the
wonderful children who made us mothers. It is a time
of joyous love and happiness. But for many, it can
also be a painful reminder of loss and unfulfilled
dreams. There is great sorrow in the midst of the
honoring. For some, the pain is fresh. For some, too
long-lasting. For some there is no joy at all.
Motherís Day can just be hard.
and Gina Newton are two women who have experienced
this contrast. We have each experienced great joy,
have given and received great honor on this day. And
we have each experienced great loss and sorrow. Come
along with us as we discuss with each other how
Motherís Day has changed us and changed for us over
Motherís Day difficult for you?
A: There is always a longing for the person I
donít have but should. Motherís Day is a reminder
that I wish my mom was still around to experience
life with me.
G: I have lost several ďmothersĒ, my own
sweet mama, my wonderful stepmother, my
mother-in-love, grandmothers, etc. and I miss them
deeply. I have also had miscarriages and a still
birth, a scar that is always tender on Motherís Day.
How have you
handled the process of grief?
been a slow process that looks a little bit
different each day, in each season of life. Talking
about my mom, who she was, has been a beautiful part
of the journey. Being withpeople who knew her and
loved her is comforting and usually brings up
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