The Caskey Family


Unusual Mother’s Days
May 9, 2010, 6:00 pm
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This is a special tribute to women out there who celebrate Mother’s Day differently than your “typical” mother.  Consider these possible life situations/statuses that perhaps make Mother’s Day for you, or someone you know, a less-than-easy-day to celebrate:

  • A woman who has been unable to conceive a child
  • A woman who has been unable to adopt a child
  • A mother who unselfishly relinquishes her baby for adoption
  • A woman who has lost a child before a natural birth
  • A woman who has aborted a child
  • A woman who has lost a child after birth
  • Someone who has lost her mother
  • Someone who celebrates without their mother near them
  • Someone who never knew their mother
  • Someone who is a foster mother (some people don’t recognize this as “real” motherhood)
  • Someone who is estranged from their mother
  • Someone who is estranged from their children
  • A mother who spends Mother’s Day alone
  • A mother who is in jail
  • Someone whose mother is in jail
  • Someone whose mother is terminally ill
  • Others (you fill in the blank)

Today I have been reminded that even as I celebrate with joy, that I am also called to bear the burdens and sorrows of others who grieve.  If you find yourself in this list, I pray that your heart will be comforted by our Great God.  Psalm 56:8 says of God, “You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book.”  May the God who sees your every tear surround you with HIS love today!