This past Sunday, I read a Mother’s Day Declaration. This is our affirmation that Real Life Church walks with you no matter how this year’s Mother’s Day has found you….
To those who lost a child this year, we mourn with you.
To those who are in the tenches with little ones every day and wear the badges of food stains, we appreciate you.
To those who experience loss through miscarriage, failed adoption, or running away, we mourn with you.
To those who walk the hard path of infertility, fraught with pokes and prods and tears and disappointments, we walk with you.
Forgive us when we say foolish things. We don’t mean to make it harder than it is.
To those who are foster moms or mentor moms or spiritual moms, we need you.
To those who have warm and close relationships with your children, we celebrate with you.
To those who have disappointment, heartache, and distance with your children, we hurt with you.
To those who lost your mothers, grieve with you.
To those who experienced abuse at the hands of your own mother, we acknowledge your experience.
To those who lived through driving test and medical tests and the overall testing of motherhood, we are better for having you in our midst.
To those who have aborted children, we remember them and you today.
To those who are single and long to be married and mothering your own children, we mourn with you that life has not yet turned out the way you had hoped for it to be.
To those who are stepparents, we walk with you on those complex paths.
To those who envisioned lavishing love on grandchildren and yet that dream has not yet become a reality, we grieve with you.
To those who will have empty nests in the upcoming year, we grieve and we rejoice with you.
To those who placed children up for adoption, we commend you for your selflessness and remember how you hold that child in your heart.
To those who are pregnant with new life both expectant and surprising, we anticipate with you.
This mothers’s day we walk with you.
Mothering is not for the faint of heart and we have real warriors in our midst. We remember you.