Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

To all the mothers whose children will gather around the table with you today in celebration of who you are and all that you do…

To all the mothers whose children are far away, grown and gone or still waiting on the other side of the world, and will not be there to celebrate with you around the table today…

To all the stepmothers who have learned to share the role of mother and love children not your own…

To all the foster mothers who are being love and family to children who may one day be taken from you…

To all the expectant, soon-to-be mothers, whether your child is growing in your belly or in your heart…

To all the mothers who have lost a child through death, disappearance, disrupted adoption or broken relationships…

To all the women who in their hearts are already mothers yet find themselves battling infertility, waiting to qualify for adoption, etc….

To all the grandmothers, aunts, sisters, neighbours and friends who have stepped up and taken in children who had nowhere else to go…

To all the teachers, coaches, mentors, extended family members and friends who have taken on the role of “second mom”…

To all the women who should have been celebrating today but instead find themselves grieving a miscarriage or failed adoption…

To all the women who consider themselves mothers, whatever that may look like… I honour you and pray that the Presence of the God who rejoices with us in seasons joy, weeps with us in seasons of mourning and comforts us in seasons of longing would fill your hearts and homes today.

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