Sunday, May 12, 2013

Mother's Day thoughts

First and foremost let me say "HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!" to all the mom's out there. Being a parent is the most important calling, you are shaping minds and hearts with every passing second. It is a beautiful and miraculous thing, motherhood. Whether you gave birth, adopted, or even "inherited" your children, what you do for them everyday matters. Don't ever forget that!

Now, can I tell you a secret? This holiday is kind of a tough one for me. Being middle aged and childless is something I have accepted and even appreciate at times, but on Mother's Day I always have to fight down some bitter, sad feelings. Everywhere I go it seems people stop to say "happy mother's day". They are being kind, they don't realize that I am not a mom. I am after all the right age to have kids, maybe even grand kids. I used to try to correct folks like this, but that never goes well. I would end up feeling worse and so would they. Now days I just try to avoid human contact on Mother's Day. Sad, huh?

Don't get me wrong, I am NOT having a pity party. I know in my heart that God knew what he was doing when he chose to say "no" to my desire for a child. I trust that. Most days when I watch and listen to the struggles of the parents around me I am even a little bit grateful. God knows me better than I know myself. He knew what I could handle and where I needed to focus my energies. I have faith in that. But I would be lying if I said it never bothers me, that I don't ever wish that things were different.

Okay, that's my guilty little secret! I hope I didn't ruin anyone's day by sharing it. I mean it sincerely when I say Happy Mother's Day to all the mom's out there. You definitely deserve this special day for all the hard work you do!


  1. I'm like you in that I'm 'childless' and uh-hum...middle aged? Really...I like to think of people are age as actually wiser, kinder and with-it...but unlike you, I am also motherless, which is a whole other thing. my surprise, I was treated to a "mothers day" for myself. I like to think God wanted me to smile and have a great day...He already had my situation under control..and my life too. :D Smile!!! Life is too short to be down

    1. I am so glad you had a Mother's Day surprise! That is wonderful! My own mom was surprised to learn it was mother's day when I called to tell her! That woman never looks at the calendar! LOL! :)


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