Sunday, May 8, 2016

For the woman who needs some extra encouragement on this Mother's Day . . .

Missing your baby on Mother's Day
To the Miscarriage Mamas on Mother's Day - "Dear miscarriage mamas, this Mother’s Day, I pray that you honor it as you need. That might mean hiding under the covers, tear streaked. It might mean putting on a pretty face at church or a family gathering, and screaming in the shower later in the day. It might mean accepting sweet misspelled cards made by tiny fingers, and still giving yourself permission to feel that pinch of grief mingled with great joy. It might mean visiting a grave site. Mother’s Day is about celebrating life and life givers. I think for us, the miscarriage mamas, who hold this day with interweaving and complicated emotions, we have a piercing reminder that today we can also celebrate the ultimate life giver – the one who ravaged death and will someday make all the sad things come untrue."
5 Things to Remember This Mother's Day
Sweet child's video to all mother's who have experienced pregnancy loss

Missing your mama on Mother's Day
When You Still Need Your Mom and She's Not There Anymore

Extra encouragement for moms on Mother's Day
For the Mom Who Doesn't Feel Good Enough

Mother's Day is always a bitter sweet day for me. Losing a mom at a young age and losing a son to stillbirth makes this day feel, well, a bit different. Much like the first article, it is a day that might always mix great joy with a pinch of grief. So my prayer for all of us today is this . . . Whether you are a woman who longs for a child, a woman who has recently lost a child or a mama,  or a woman who feels abundantly blessed but a bit lost with a house full of littles, may you turn your ears to Him on this day, this Mother's Day. May you get still and feel His presence and let it pierce deep. He is there, waiting for you. He is ready to bless you with His gentle whispers. Even today. On Mother's Day. Blessings to you all.


  1. Been thinking of you today! Hoping it has been a sweet day despite the sadness.

  2. You are always so great about channeling your grief and sadness into encouragement for others- I admire that so much! Sending you lots of Mother's Day love!


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