Today in the UK is Mother’s Day. It’s day when we celebrate all mothers.
I’ve never been particularly fussy about celebrating Mother’s Day. When my Mum was alive I felt it was way to commercialised, and I felt pressured by advertising to buy lots of flowers, gifts, cards for mum, when I always found it odd why we just celebrated and thanked our mums one day a year. There’s a few reasons these days why I struggle with celebrating Mother’s Day, not least because my Mum is no longer here.
I know I’m not alone in finding Mother’s Day tough for several reasons. So I’d ask you to think about those who, like me, fall into one of the following
- Those whose Mum has passed away, especially those who have been recently bereaved.
- Those whose relation with their mother is estranged so they’ve lost touch with their mother
- Those whose mother is unwell and/or in hospital.
- Mothers who have been bereaved of a child.
- Mothers whose relationship with their child has become estranged.
- Mothers who have a child who is ill or in hospital.
- Mothers whose child is missing.
- Those who would love to be a mother, but are unable to have children.
- Those who would love to be a mother, but for health reasons have been advised not to have children.
- Those who have suffered a miscarriage.
This year’s Mother’s Day will be very difference for many this year because (in the UK), we are still unable to meet with our families (other than in small numbers outside). Many they will be celebrating Mother’s Day from afar with their mothers, via video call. Please take a moment to pray for those who find Mother’s Day difficult for whatever reason.