When Mother’s Day hurts — 12 Comments

  1. I’ve wanted to be a mother for as long as I remember. I was unable to have children. I am 55 now but the pain of being childless still plagues me at this time of year. God is my Comforter. This year I am stuck in rehab with 2 broken arms and a damaged leg. I feel as broken inside as I am outside. Prayers are appreciated

    • Lisa! Oh my. Your comment is so painful to read – how much more so to be living. I will pray (and hope others will join me in praying) that you will experience your Heavenly Father’s love and comfort more than you’ve ever felt it before. That you will also experience a sense of purpose beginning right now – right where you are – in the midst of your physical and emotional brokenness.
      Please keep in touch. THANK you for stopping by Today Can Be Different, Lisa.

    • Lisa I am 55 also without children I raised two for twenty years but have no relationship with them anymore despite my efforts I am pretty broken spiritually and physically but I have faith that God will give me the strength to carry on to better things. I will pray for you. This too shall pass I have to remind myself of this. God bless you

      • Margie, thank you SO much for reaching out to Lisa – and sharing your heart. I’m sorry you’ve also been going through such a painful time. I will continue to pray for you.
        Lisa, I’ve been praying for you off and on since you’ve commented. (Also, thank you for subscribing to Today Can Be Different. I sincerely hope you will visit often and receive encouragement.)

    • I’m a mom. Understand that even being a mom doesn’t guarantee the kids grow up and love their moms the way they should. And…they grow up and leave the nest and sometimes never look back.

      • Sadly too true, Anon. Which is why I included this issue in my column. Anon, if this is true regarding you and your children, I am so very sorry for your pain!! When I finish my comment, I will stop to pray for you, Anon.
        Thank you for stopping by Today Can Be Different. Please keep in touch.

  2. Oh how this made me cry on so many levels, but I think the recommendation you posted was a great and beautiful one and could think of people I know personally who could use some love and attention during this time. Thank you God bless you

  3. Thank you, sweet lady and friend. I certainly hope this Mother’s Day season will be a better one for you.
    Thank you for dropping by again – and taking the time to share your heart and encourage Lisa AND me.

  4. Estrangement is what Jesus experienced on the cross for bearing our sins. But He bore the cross for the joy that was held before Him. That joy is a reconciled relationship with our Father. I have four children but three are estranged. I look forward to the day that we will all be reconciled. Count me in on your prayer team!

    • Consider yourself counted, FellowBeliever! (Of course, you’ve been on our prayer team for a while now.)
      I’m so sorry for the pain you’re going through. Being a parent isn’t for the faint of heart. I praise God for His powerful compassion.

  5. So painful. My childhood was, shall we say, less than ideal. I still ache for what I never received from my mother, and I now have a prodigal daughter who loves me, but I’d much rather she love God. The pictures on Facebook kill me, but I remind myself that people only post the happy stuff, the fun stuff, the good times. None of us knows what goes on away from the shiny news feed. I do know there are moms and daughters with wonderful relationships, and I envy those. That envy is something I have to give to the Lord time and time again.

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