Thursday, May 5, 2011

Guest Post: When Mother's Day is Difficult

Mother's Day is not a joyous day for everyone.  There are women who desperately want to be with their moms but can't because of death or shattered relationship.  Mother's Day is a fat reminder that the daily relationship with their mom is no longer there. 

Then there are women who desperately want to be a mom.  While everyone else is receiving cards and roses, these women are reminded once again that their arms are empty. 

Read an article written by a woman who is reminded every year in May that she is not a Mommy yet. A reminder to us all to be on the lookout for those who grieve this Mother's Day holiday.

On May 9th, we celebrate Mother’s Day once again. For many, it’s a time of appreciation and joy. For others, it can be one of the most difficult days of the year. This is often true for women facing infertility, families who have recently experienced the loss of a mother, and many other painful situations.

I’ve learned what it’s like for Mother’s Day to be difficult through my work at Dayspring as a card writer. Each year we receive letters about our “Difficult Mother’s Day” cards. One woman expressed her appreciation and then said, “I spent seven very painful Mother’s Days longing for motherhood while dealing with infertility and the losses of eight children through miscarriage and failed adoptions. I’ve also seen my own mother’s grief and struggle through Mother’s Day after the death of her mother. And I have many friends in less-than-ideal situations with their children.”  Read more...

Thank you Holley for allowing me to share part of your journey.
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