Mother’s day is soon approaching

For many, this is an extremely difficult time. It can be an emotional tug of war. This blog is addressed to those who have lost their mother. I remember when I was a child, my mother explained to me that on Mother’s day Sunday if your mom is still living, you wear a red rose. If your mother is no longer with you, a white rose is worn. My mind could not process at the time, possibly having to wear a white rose. How could I go on with life without mom? I remember praying for the Lord not to take my mom from me. How would I survive?
Many years have passed and mom is no longer with me. Her loss was beyond devastation. So much so until there has been a time that I could not attend a Mother’s day service one year because of the weight of sadness and the reminder of her no longer being with me. I didn’t want to wear a white rose.
Now, several years have passed and I have made adjustments in my life. I view life knowing that mom lives on in my heart and I often reflect on the many lessons she taught me in life. I rely on II Corinthians 5:1, “ For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands.” Mom is no longer on this earth but I do believe and it gives me comfort knowing that she earned her new home up in Glory land. I know that I will see her again someday.
Today, I encourage you if your mother is no longer on this side of Glory, to cherish your memories of her, focus on being the best person you can be, not only for your self satisfaction but also to make her proud. And to live your life pleasing God and helping mankind in any way possible. Let’s face it, it gets rough down here at times. Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers around the globe.

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