Mother’s Day

To the hurting, broken and feeling forgotten woman on Mother's Day. This is for you. | Hope for Grieving Mothers this Mother's Day | Daily Mini Podcast on The Joyful Mourning Podcast | www.themorning.com


Your mothering may look different than those around you or what you ever imagined it would be. But this day is for you too.

Today I acknowledge you who are hurting this year. I see you. I have not forgotten. God has not forgotten. YOU are not forgotten.

To the woman looking at yet another negative pregnancy test; I see you.

To the woman holding only a memory of a heartbeat, I see you.

To the woman staring at a gravestone, I see you.

I see your bravery every time you smile and every time you get out of bed and every time you hold a baby that isn’t yours and every time you give the honest answer about how many children you have. I see your sacrifice when you show up to church or to work or to your best friend’s baby shower even though it hurts like hell.

I see your selflessness when you put another’s needs above your own, even when your heart is breaking.

I see your compassion when you weep over another’s story of loss and heartache.

I see your faith when you praise the God who could have stopped this pain.

I see you. And I am so grateful for your example.

Your example has changed me.

On a day when you might feel forgotten or lost or unsure of your place, know this: You are a mother. I see you. And I am so grateful for you.

And more importantly, God sees you. Every sleepless night, every tear. Every single one.

Psalm 56.8 says: “You have kept count of my tossings; put my tears in your bottle.” 

On this day that feels heavy and hard, I hope you know and treasure this above all else: that you are loved and seen today by a God who is powerful enough to heal your broken heart, a God who is ever-present, never leaving you alone, a God who is Sovereign, always in control, a God who is faithful, committed and loyal and constant, unwavering, a God who loves you unconditionally, with a never stopping never giving up unbreaking always and forever kind of love, a God who is attentive and aware.

He sees you, He knows. And He has never left your side and He never will. Because He loves you.

I pray you know and believe today that you are more loved than you could ever imagine.

Happy Mother’s Day sweet friend. I’m praying for you today.

To the hurting, broken and feeling forgotten woman on Mother's Day. This is for you. | Hope for Grieving Mothers this Mother's Day | Daily Mini Podcast on The Joyful Mourning Podcast | www.themorning.com

Hope for Grieving Mothers this Mother's Day | Daily Mini Podcast on The Joyful Mourning Podcast | www.themorning.com

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Hope for Grieving Mothers this Mother's Day | Daily Mini Podcast on The Joyful Mourning Podcast | www.themorning.com

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Hope for Grieving Mothers this Mother's Day | Daily Mini Podcast on The Joyful Mourning Podcast | www.themorning.com

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Hope for Grieving Mothers this Mother's Day | Daily Mini Podcast on The Joyful Mourning Podcast | www.themorning.com

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Hope for Grieving Mothers this Mother's Day | Daily Mini Podcast on The Joyful Mourning Podcast | www.themorning.com

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