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.