Monday, May 11, 2009

After Thoughts: Mother's Day


A Happy and belated Mother's Day to all.

I had a very nice mother's day. On Friday night my daughter and her family took my husband and I out to eat and that was very enjoyable. And then on Sunday, I was able to visit a short time with my oldest son who is in the army, by way of telephone. Also had visists from my daughter and her family and my youngest son and his family at my home today. It's difficult for me to express what great joy I feel when I get to visit with my children. Of course I am sure that other mothers feel the same way and so they too understand.

But after enjoying my day, and settling down a bit, I couldn't help but think about those mothers who are less fortunate than I.

...those whose mothers have gone on to be with the Lord...

...the mother's who have sons and daughters that are in active combat and were not able to hear from them today or to even know if they are OK...

...I thought of motherless children, children who never knew their mothers or their mothers abandoned them for whatever the reason...

...I thought of the multitude of women who are not able to have children and how they must long to hold a child in their arms...

...mothers who are separated from their children due to estrangement...

...And worst of all, quite possibly, those mothers whose children are no longer alive. What a terribly empty place, void, that must be.

God Bless all these dear ones. My heart and prayers go out to them. While this may be late, I hope when daylight arrives this morning, each of us could remember someone that might fit into one of these categories, maybe give them a call of encouragement and support. I know I will...better late than never, as the saying goes.

Again, Happy Belated Mothers Day! God Bless.

***And to my own Mama, who now resides in heaven: "I love you Mama and can't help but to selfishly admit, some days, I wish you were here."

6 comments:

June Saville said...

You deserved to have a happy day ...
June in Oz

Kellie H said...

I hope your Mother's Day was enjoyable. You deserve it! Love ya

Mike Golch said...

I hope that you had an enjoyable Mother's Day.
come over and pick up the blogger award that I have posted and now I do have the Mood Gym Link working.it is in a seperate postine.

Susan said...

What a sweet, loving post, Debra. Glad you had a wonderful Mother's Day.
Susan

jennifer said...

What a compassion-filled post. I am so thankful that I was able to celebrate with all of my children too.

Have a great week Debra!

ambersun said...

What wonderful thoughts and prayers for mothers day.

Glad you were able to have contact with your children.

God Bless

Amber