By Diane Gage Lofgren
Mother’s Day is wrapped with all sorts of emotion. Depending on your age and stage in life and the circumstances surrounding your relationships, it can be a joyous day or a particularly difficult one.
We may not yet or ever know certain types of Mother’s Day emotions, but we can acknowledge that all Mother’s Days are not created equal. There are many women who get to be with their children today and feel the gratitude of recognition for all they’ve given to and sacrificed for their children. There are others who are blessed to be with their own mothers with whom they have loving relationships. We celebrate with them! There are soon-to-be moms anticipating the birth of their first born or another addition to the family! Hurray!
I’ve experienced all sorts of emotions on this day, as have many of you. Please remember your female friends today who may be facing difficult emotions, and if you can, reach out with a call, email, text or appropriate social media comment. Or, simply hold her in your heart the women who are:
Thinking of the mother or mother figure they have lost
Separated from their children today due to distance or circumstances
Hurting because they wanted children but couldn’t have them
Estranged from their children for any reason
Grieving the loss of a child of any age
Separated from their children today
Worried about a son or daughter serving in the military
Awaiting a phone call or ecard
Caring for a sick or injured mother or child
Thinking of a child they gave birth to but didn’t raise
Wondering about a mother they never met
Facing other difficult circumstances with their mother or children
Suffering from a health issue
Just not feeling the way they hoped to be feeling today…
Life is not perfect, and we all can’t experience this day or any other day in the same way. What we can do is reach out with warm thoughts, prayers, kind words, and all the emotional support we can muster. This Mother’s Day, let’s mother our girlfriends an extra dose of love and understanding.