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When Mother’s Day Is Painful

I really contemplated even writing this post. Mother’s Day is a joyful time for so many, including myself…so part of me wonders if I even have a right to write this post? It’s my third Mother’s Day with our sweet little one and I get to also spend it with my mom.Needless to say, this is not a painful Mother’s Day for me…but, it is painful for so many people, including many that I care about.

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Do we consider those who wish they could just go to sleep on Saturday evening and wake up Monday after Mother’s Day is over? Needless to say, this is not a painful Mother’s Day for me…but, it is painful for so many people, including many that I care about.

What about the mom who has lost her baby?

What about the child who has just lost her mom?

What about the child who has a mom who suffers from addiction, and just can’t seem to walk away from it?

What about the mom who has kids who are ‘too busy’ to spend time with her, or even call her on Mother’s Day?

What about the mom who is spending her first Mother’s Day without her husband of 30 plus years?

What about the mom who is spending Mother’s Day with her baby in NICU?

What about the child who is overseas fighting for our freedom and can’t be with their mom or wife?

What about the mom who is in a nursing home and her kids don’t even send her so much as a card? 

Do we think about those people? While we are busy celebrating our special day with those we love~do we consider ‘the least of these’? We are supposed to! We are called to.

And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’ – Matthew 25:40, ESV

Jesus ate with the sinner, spoke to the hurting, took time for those that no one else did. Do we do that? I know that I don’t do it enough. If you are planning a wonderful Mother’s Day, will you commit to blessing someone else on your special day? Even if you just send a text to someone you know is hurting to let them know you love them and they aren’t forgotten on Mother’s Day.

So, what if you are one of the ones who is suffering? What if you are dreading Sunday? My friend, I cannot say it any better than the Scripture below does. He is near to you, He cares for you, and although it is painful now…joy is coming!

For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. – Romans 8:18, ESV



Wednesday 3rd of May 2017

Thanks for this post. Mothers day to me is just a reminder that my mother is dead. She died many years ago and even now that I'm a mother I still hate mothers day and never celebrate it. Mothers Day is so commercial, you should show your mother you love her everyday and not just one holiday of the year.

Loving Living Lancaster

Wednesday 3rd of May 2017

I'm so sorry Mother's Day is painful for you! You are right, we should celebrate our mom's each day.

berlin maynigo

Wednesday 11th of May 2016

Happy MOther's Day to you. In whatever situations we are here, I just hope that these are only temporary to test our patience and faith in the Lord. He is afterall, a good Father and we are all his children. He will never forsake us and leave us gloomy year round.

Shannon Peterson

Wednesday 11th of May 2016

It was a difficult mothers day in so many ways for my family as well. Its hard to remember the sad ones in the happy day <3

Nathalie Porbes

Tuesday 10th of May 2016

This is the great Holiday, Happy Mothers day!

Jaclyn Anne

Monday 9th of May 2016

Great post - I never really thought about how Mother's Day can be a difficult holiday for some!