Mother's Day used to be so much fun for me as my children got excited about making me special homemade crafts and having a hard time waiting until the actual day to give it to me.
My children knew how to make me feel special and they loved me well.
Then one tragic day on November 2002 Mother’s day changed forever. Now, when this day approaches, there is pain and sorrow, as I miss my children so much it hurts inside. I mean really physically hurts!
My family is not complete and there is sadness in that reality. Yes, I have four other children, as people are quick to point out, but that does not make the sorrow any easier. I now have a love-hate relationship with any holiday really, but especially Mother’s Day.
The thing that gets me through these times is that as my heart is hurting it reminds me of God’s promises;
That the Lord will never leave me or forsake me. He wants to hold me and comfort me, as I hurt. That everything happens for the good of God.
That the Lord will never leave me or forsake me. He wants to hold me and comfort me as I hurt.
That one day, I will be able to see the big picture and how exactly He turned ashes into beauty.
That one day, He will wipe away all of my tears. As I stand in his presence, He will I believe physically wipe my tears away.
That in Heaven there are no more tears. Once those tears are wiped away there is no more sorrow, no more pain.
That in Heaven we never have to say goodbye again. I will live in the presence of Christ with my children and never have to feel that pain again.
That in Heave there is no more evil, and I will never have to hurt for another mother. as she walks through the pain of losing a child.
Finally, because I have a relationship with Christ, I can stand on all these promises, because I am a child of the King.
My home is not here, but in Heaven. This world is temporary. Heaven is for eternity.
So, as you walk through Mother’s day missing your sweet child, whether you had them for many years, just a few years, or never got to hold them this side of Heaven, I hope that, you, too, will let your pain point you to the ultimate healer and comforter.
Holding Onto God's Promises,
Susan Gray "a mom like you"
" The will of God will never take you where the grace of God will not protect you"