My heart still hurts every time I think of Mother’s Day without her, so I thought I’d share this post again for all those who are without their mothers on Mother’s Day.
Hi sweet friends! I’m trying to come to grips with the fact that Mother’s Day is just a few days away! It will be my first Mother’s Day without my mom and I have to confess, I’ve been a bit weepy lately.
How on earth can a girl do Mother’s Day without her mom? I mean, I know that I’m very blessed to have two moms, but the one who loved me and raised me as her own is gone…and all I can say is, “I’m sad.”
But Mother’s Day isn’t supposed to be sad!
So, for everyone who has lost her mother this past year…this post is for you! I’m going to post a little poem I very unskillfully embroidered for my mom when I was a teenager. And then I’ll list 10 things I miss most about my mom.
I’d love for you to comment with the ten things you miss most about your mom. It’s just a way to spend time thinking of the legacy she has left behind and honoring her even though her chair will be empty. She may be gone, but she is not forgotten.
Who gave me love and held my hand
And caught me when I fell
Who never slept to comfort me
When I was scared or ill
Who praised me when I did my best
And wept when I did wrong
Who smiled at silly things I did
And taught me to be strong
Who gave and shared and cheered and cared
With her heart and hands
Who will always be a part of me
My mother, my best friend
1. Her hands
2. Her voice
3. Her smile
4. Her strength
5. Her wisdom
6. Her conversations
7. Her correction
8. Her laugh
9. Her presence
10. Her love
This Mother’s Day is going to be hard. My heart aches for her. I know this sounds pitiful, but I really want my mommy!
But she’s with Jesus now and I’m thankful God gave me the gift of a conversation with her that confirmed that she knew Him. And, so I rest in knowing that she knew Him and that her faith has now been made sight!
But I’m also blessed with a precious mother-in-law
And a WONDERFUL birthmom!
Oh how bittersweet Mother’s Days have become. Counting my blessings and missing my mom at the same time.
Maybe you are too.
Now it’s your turn, sweet friend. Share the 10 things you miss about your mom; add a little poem or a message of hope to those who have lost their moms.
And please know that I will be lifting you up in prayer this week as you, like me, will be without your mom on Mother’s Day.