Reach Out To A Mom
This Sunday is a day to honor those who have chosen life and become known as a "mom." Of course I'm talking about Mother's Day.
For most moms Mother's Day is indeed a celebration of life. It's a day when they are reminded of the day their child or children were born. A day when dads (if they're smart) give mom a card, maybe flowers and a special meal out. It's a day when mom isn't really expected to do anything but enjoy praise and hugs and kisses.
But when a mom has lost a child, Mother's Day can be incredibly painful as she remembers a son or daughter that has died. It's a day when our culture's inability to deal with grief comes into focus for those who have lost a child. If the son or daughter has been dead for more than a year other people are often surprised that the mom is still having such pain on Mother's Day. Yet, the reality is, that the pain is very real even years and years later.
Judy and I would like to encourage those of you who know of someone who has lost a child to reach out to the mom between now and Mother's Day and let her know you're thinking of her son or daughter. It could be a simple text or email. Or you might think of giving the mom a gift certificate for a special "day out" at a spa, or hair dresser, or her favorite restaurant. The main thing is to let the mom know you are thinking of her and her loss.
I am so blessed to have a wife who is a wonderful mom and grandmother to our kids and grandkids. I know she still pauses on Mother's Day to remember our Mickey. So join me in reaching out to moms who have lost a child and bless them with your encouragement today. God bless, and we love you. Pat & Judy