Peace family, Mother’s Day is beautiful but sometimes, hard. Chaplain Gary Roe with Hospice Brazos Valley has some words of comfort for you, to help plan ahead.
“Mother’s Day can be an absolutely wonderful time. In fact, it is for most people, but it’s not pain-free for everybody. Many people suffer silently on Mother’s Day because they’ve lost their mother. Their mother has died, perhaps even recently, or even decades ago. Mother’s Day resurfaces that grief.
There are also mothers who have lost children. There are mothers who have had miscarriages, stillbirths, and all kinds of tragedies. Mother’s Day kind of surfaces all of these things.
Then, there are also those women who want to be mothers, but for whatever reason, have not been able to.
So although Mother’s Day is a great time, it can also be a difficult time, and a time of grief for many people.
If you think of Mother’s Day and a little stab of pain hits your heart, or perhaps a big stab of pain, please, take that seriously. It’s ok to grieve. In fact, your grief proclaims your love. If you’ve lost your mom, your grief proclaims your love for her. If you’ve lost a child, your grief proclaims your love for him or her. We miss them. Of course, we do! God created us in his image. He created us for relationship with himself and with each other. We’re wired for connection, so separation hurts. It’s ok to grieve as Mother’s Day approaches.
Take your grief seriously and make a plan, a simple plan, for the day. Honor your mom if you’re missing her. Honor your child, if you’re missing him or her. Take some time to remember and grieve, whether it’s by lighting a candle, writing a letter or in a journal, having a short time of remembrance at a meal or sometime during the day, having a little time to share memories- do whatever it takes. Make time to share what’s inside your heart, at least a little.
Finally, know that the Lord is with you in your grief. He feels it with you. He knows you, he knows your heart, and he gets it. He is your ultimate companion this Mother’s Day. So take a deep breath, remember that it’s okay to grieve, make a plan, and know that God is with you in this.”
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Click below to listen to Hospice Brazos Valley Chaplain Gary Roe chat with peace 107’s Brian and Kat.