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Do You Celebrate Mother’s Day

Today is Mother’s Day, and it is a day set aside to celebrate Mothers all over the world. With almost all holidays, some people don’t want to celebrate this day and dread seeing it come around each year. It is a day filled with pain, anger, and grief for those who feel this way. My sister and I talked about this issue, and she made a great point that I want to share with all of you. We celebrate “Mother’s Day” because of what good mothers represent.

We have a great mother, and I am blessed that she is still alive and reading this post today. Sadly, some of you reading this won’t be able to say the same thing. Some people aren’t cut out to be mothers, and the children born to these women don’t celebrate Mother’s Day. It is hard for me to understand since I have never experienced this, but some women are abusive to their children, either physically or mentally. I know people who haven’t spoken to their mothers for years. Why would they want to celebrate the person who was supposed to be the mom on the Hallmark cards when she was nothing like that?

Some of you had great mothers, but they have already passed away, and this day brings you grief over your loss. I can empathize with you, but since I haven’t experienced your pain, I don’t know what that feels like. I’m sure you have many beautiful memories of your mother, and I hope and pray those memories bring you great joy.

There is another group of women who don’t look forward to Mother’s Day. These are the modern-day Sarai or Sarahs who desperately wanted children but couldn’t conceive. For them, this is a painful reminder that they never got to be a mother and were never called mom. Sarah eventually got to experience becoming a mother, and she was named a mother of nations, but everyone doesn’t have a happy ending.

We all have in common the “idea” of what makes a great mother. If you had, or still have a wonderful mother, then you know the great qualities they possessed. The same goes for those whose mothers were not ideal; you know the qualities you desperately wanted your mother to have, even if she was incapable of them. You may have never experienced motherhood, but that doesn’t mean you don’t know what a wonderful mom would have looked like.

1 Corinthians 13:4-7

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

This verse isn’t about mothers; it is about love. But I can’t think of mothers without thinking of love. Love is the one quality that we want all mothers to have. A good mother would have kindness, patience, protectiveness, nurturing, and being someone we could turn to when hard times come.

Don’t get me wrong, there are no PERFECT mothers. There are only women who do the best they can with what they’ve been given. Although I don’t remember this story, my mother has told it to me many times, always with a smile and a laugh.

I am sure you will be just as surprised as I was to learn that I might have been strong-willed and independent as a child. When I didn’t get my way or got in trouble, I would pout, whine, stomp my foot, or cry. I also would throw out the random threat of, “I’m going to run away from home.” My mom would smile and say, “Here, let me help you pack your bags!” Lol! She knew I was a scaredy-cat and wouldn’t make it past the front door!

For those celebrating Mother’s Day, I hope you have a wonderful day filled with love and laughter. For those who aren’t fans of this day, maybe we can find a way to make the world a better place by adopting the qualities of a good mother and spreading them around.

To God Goes The Glory!

Have A Blessed Day!

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67 Comments

  1. Sandra B. says:

    Beautiful message. I hope you, your mom and sister had a fantastic Mother’s Day!!
    Blessings to you.

  2. Tania
    What special words for all Moms. Hope this was a very good day for you and your wonderful Mom❣️❣️

  3. Tania, what beautiful words for Mothers in all walks of life! I hope you enjoyed your special day!
    Blessings,

  4. Diane Holley says:

    I was not lucky to have a caring mom. She should have never had kids. I try so hard to make sure my kids and grandkids know how much I love them. Happy Mother’s Day to everyone that reads your blog. Have a blessed day!!

  5. Well said Tania. Thank you

  6. Thanks so much for the depth in that message. I did the very best I could raising my son as a single parent and thought we had a close, loving relationship. But he doesn’t honor me on any holiday and, in spite of inquiring why and receiving no answer, I now celebrate myself on those family days. It’s hard, but I make myself do it.

    1. Joan, you aren’t responsible for other’s actions, only your own. Do the best you can, and wait for him to come around.

  7. Linda Shearer says:

    This is a beautiful post. It helps for what is a hard day for me. Thank You.

  8. Roeli Lutz (Canadian) says:

    Happy Mother’s Day Tania.

    Good message for all ladies today.

    Blessing!

  9. Happy Mother’s Day to you and your family. The best always.

  10. Happy Mothers Day Tania. It is clear to us that you cherish your Mother and your family
    at all times. Your Mother must have done a wonderful job when raising you all.

    My Mother is not with us now, and I cherish all of my memories of her.

    Bless You.

  11. Happy Mother’s Day to you.

  12. Happy Mother’s Day, Tanie. I lost my mom about six years ago now. Once the grief passed, the thing I miss the most is not being able to talk to her — not being able to chat about the little everyday things that made up our life together. But I can remember: it is not the same, but it is enough.

  13. Very touching post today. Happy Mother’s Day to you and yours.

  14. My mom and I always expressed our love for one another. At the end of her life she said “you are my best friend”. Best words she could have said.

  15. Ginger Hiller says:

    HAPPY MOTHERS DAY! May is not an easy month for me because my dad passed away 4 days before his May birthday back in 1986 and my mom passed away on the 5th in 2016. By choice, I have not birthed any children. My step son has never acknowledged me as his step mom nor does our grown granddaughter, which hurts deep. I just make myself focus on the beauty in nature that this month brings. Our neighbors kids have always called us their adopted grandparents, which has and continues to bring me so much joy. And we treat the 3 of them like they are our blood grandchildren. For that I’m very thankful.

    1. Ginger, I can’t imagine anyone not choosing to acknowledge you! You are blessed with neighborhood kids who recognize you for the gem you are!

  16. Wonderful post. My mother passed when I was 26. I have wonderful memories of her. I no longer get sad for what might have been if she lived longer. I accept it as God’s will. I’m blessed to have two wonderful children nearby and wonderful grandchildren. I was just thanking the Lord this morning. Happy Mother’s Day to you and all the mothers who read your blog. Tania I ordered the sandals from QVC.

  17. Happy Mother’s Day, Tania!🌺

  18. I love this! You have such a kind and caring soul! Happy Mothers Day and Happy Sunday❤❤❤

  19. Happy Mother’s Day! 💕

  20. This article touches all of us in some way. Happy Mother’s Day! 🌼

  21. Love this post. Happy Mother’s Day to you.

  22. Beautiful article and importantly hits on the highs and lows. Not everyone is blessed with motherhood, some of us have made mistakes that are not forgiven, some of us wish we could do it all over again, and some of us have mostly “perfect” relationships. It’s a hard day!

  23. Jackie N. says:

    I completely agree with you about those Corinthians verses. I cannot think about love without thinking of MY mother – a truly loving mother to me & my sister. I’m fortunate to have both of my parents (in their mid-80s) coming over for lunch today. I am blessed! 💕

  24. Mary Carol says:

    Thank you Tania. ❤️
    Happy Mother’s Day to you and thank you for channeling your positivity my way.
    It’s bittersweet for me because I miss my Mom and heartbroken over the loss of our son. I’m cherishing those memories today and missing them something fierce.

    1. Mary Carol, I am praying for you and all of those who have already lost a parent. And, a special prayer for those who’ve lost a child. 😢

  25. Happy Mother’s Day to all that celebrate the women that gave us good role models.

  26. Cathy Molen says:

    My mom was one of the best! She passed away from breast cancer when I was only 28 years old and now I am almost 65. That’s a long time being without my mom, but I think of her often and her love and care taught me so much.

  27. Wonderful message! Have a blessed Mother’s Day!

  28. Happy Mother’s Day!

  29. Kathy Moreno says:

    Happy Mother’s Day to you and to all. I am blessed to have been raised by my mother who shared her Faith with me and who is now enjoying peace with our Lord. This year however is challenging and full of grief because my youngest daughter took her life earlier this year. I’m asking for prayers from all. My faith is what’s getting me through this.

    1. Kathy, I am so sorry. I can’t imagine your pain, and I’m saying a prayer for you right now.

    2. God bless you Kathy. I just said a prayer for you and your daughter. Keep the faith, she is with our Lord Jesus.
      She will send you signs. Look for them and don’t dismiss anything as coincidence. ❤️

  30. This was well said!
    Happy Mother’s Day to you 🌻
    Kathie

  31. I always look forward to your fashion advice but even more so your Sunday commentary. Thank you for blessing me and I sincerely hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day ❣️

  32. Karen Johnson says:

    Your post is excellent and so lovely. Thanks for always sharing beautiful heartfelt posts. Happy Mother’s Day to you and all your gurls

  33. Beautiful article and Happy Mothers Day!
    My mother is not with us today but she was a wonderful woman and raised four beautiful children with our father.
    To this day I do remember she would always follow 1 Corinthians 13:4-7. It is something I have tried to follow in raising our children.

  34. What a beautiful post and well written! Happy Mothers Day!

  35. Jenniffer Groski says:

    Happy Mother’s Day Tania! I am blessed to not only have my mom still with me but a beautiful friend and godly woman of faith. I am grateful for her every single day.

  36. Lovely article! Thanks, Tania and Happy Mother’s Day to you!

  37. This is a great way to look at this day. I was blessed with a great mom, but she’s been gone for 22 years now. Time has taken the pain from her loss but I still wish I could call her and ask her how she dealt with things. I know someday we will be reunited and that brings me comfort. Thank you for a thoughtful and encouraging post.
    Happy Mother’s Day to you!
    Cecilia

  38. Happy Mother’s Day ❤️

  39. Beautifully written sentiments Tania. Being someone who experienced a chaotic childhood and lost both of my adult children, I will admit it is a bittersweet day for me. My dear husband gives A+ effort into making my day a pleasant one.
    Happy Mother’s Day to everyone!

    1. Karen, I can’t imagine the heartache of losing a child. Kuddos to your husband for putting in the extra effort to lift your spirits.

  40. Cheryll Sampson says:

    Happy Mother’s Day to you. My mom went to heaven 21 years ago. I am thankful for all the years with her and that I will see her again one day.

  41. Thank you for another great post! I am so grateful that I found your blog! I read it every morning and enjoy it so very much. Tania you truly have a gift from God. I wanted to THANK You for the Gift Card! I never win anything lol You continually give to us! May God truly bless you and Happy Mothers day! Thank you for encouraging me!!

    1. Congratulations!!! I’m so glad you can now say that you’ve won something!

  42. Mary Kinard says:

    Happy Mother’s Day!

  43. Thank you for helping me look at Mother’s Day in a different way, Tanya. It’s a difficult day for me because I wasn’t able to have a child. I am 57, and many of my sisters in Christ are being blessed by seeing their children becoming wonderful, productive and kind young adults. Some will be celebrating their children’s high school or college graduations. I won’t experience that joy. And I dearly miss my beloved mother and mother-in-law, who have both died in the last four years. But today I’ll go to church with my husband (I’ve been blessed with a happy marriage of almost 30 years), smile and draw comfort from happy memories. And I’ll also praise the many great moms among my sisters in Christ.

    1. Nancy, I’m so glad this post helped you to not be so sad on Mother’s Day.

  44. Beautiful article. Happy Mother’s Day!

  45. Pamela Marvin says:

    Happy Mother’s Day to you.

  46. Vickie Dudley says:

    It is a day of many emotions, and I so appreciate your post. But it’s our 35th anniversary, so we’re celebrating that today!

  47. Amazing post! Happy Mother’s Day!

  48. Vicki L Werley says:

    Your email was heartwarming. Have a wonderful Mother’s Day and enjoy whatever you may do today. My daughter is taking me out to breakfast.

    .

  49. Happy Mothers Day to all!

  50. Grandma Judy says:

    My Mom was 35 when I was born. I am an only child and was very lucky to be loved and enjoyed. Mom died several years ago at 88 and even though I miss her I am so lucky to have had her that long. We had so many fun times together especially shopping. From the time I was young and she kept me out of school so we could spend the day shopping and out to lunch to in her late 80s when it would be a short trip. what fun we had. I was so blessed. Happy Mothers Day to all of you.

  51. When my first child pulled the runaway thing, about age 4, he “needed” the keys to the car. I explained that running away involved his two little feet! The second one asked me to call her a taxi…then invited me to go with her! 😂
    Happy Mother’s Day!

  52. Lily Forester says:

    Happy Mother’s Day to you as well!
    My mom passed away on Mother’s day when I was 35 years old. I miss her every day but she was my Mama. She is missed and I can’t wait to see her in heaven.
    She did the best she could with what she had and instilled in me a loving nurturing Mom to my one son.
    Happy Mother’s Day! 💛

    1. That is a good legacy to leave.

  53. Pam Green says:

    Happy Mothers Day to you and your Mom!

  54. Deborah Russell says:

    I celebrate my Mom’s memory as she has passed. I see others buying flowers and balloons but it’s not about that stuff. It’s about spending time with each other! I do love flowers though 😉 Love your post!