Happy Mother’s Day! If you are a mother or had a mother, you can choose to celebrate Mother’s Day. Mother’s Day can be challenging for many people, and celebrating is not something they want to do. Some have lost their mother, and the day reminds them of their loss. For some, they mourn that they have never been a mother, and they mourn that loss. And others had a mother that was abusive or neglectful, and they don’t want to honor her with a day of celebration.
I have been blessed with a wonderful mother, but that doesn’t mean I always liked her. If you are a mother, you understand that you will make decisions and choices your child will not be happy about. That is the hard part of being a mom. I have had an “I hate you” thrown at me many times for not allowing my child to go to a party, out on a date, or have a snake as a pet. I knew they didn’t mean it; they were just disappointed with my decision and were acting out of frustration.
But, for some people, their “I hate you” was sincere. They weren’t acting out of frustration but out of desperation. Neglect and abuse are not our normal thoughts when we think of a parent. A child is supposed to be wanted, loved, and cherished, but sadly, that is not always the case.
We can’t choose our parents, but many children of bad parents actually thrive. They overcome their situation, and they go to become productive members of society. They become the parent that they wished they would have had.
No matter what kind of earthy parent you had, you have a HEAVENLY father who is with you and will always be with you. You were created for a purpose and were no accident to the Lord. The Lord does not make mistakes, even if we don’t understand our “why.”
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
7 Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.
If you have/had an awesome mom and dad, that is fabulous, but if your parents weren’t the best, you can have confidence that YOU were put here for a reason. The Lord loves you exactly the way that you are. He has a plan for you, and part of that plan might put you in undesirable situations. But that situation is what is unpleasant, not you. You are His child, and you are loved!
Today, give thanks for the love of your Heavenly Father and praise His Holy Name! Then, hug/call/kiss or forgive your earthly mother and wish her a Happy Mother’s Day if possible.
To God Goes The Glory!
Have A Blessed Day!