May 14, 2017

Mother's Day

Today's Mother's Day in America and while I was originally going to put up a post about motherhood, and all the joys surrounding it, my heart is going out to the multitudes of women who have lost children. It's when you're trying for a child and having difficulties like we did, that you realize just how many women have gone or are going through the same thing. Not just trying to conceive but those who have miscarriages, and even lose infants or small children. Because of our African hush-hush culture, most women don't talk about these things. It's the advent of social media and a few courageous women who are bringing a light to these matters.

I will not lie and tell you I haven't had scary thoughts about my pregnancy - every bad story I hear, makes me a little nervous. I thank God for family and friends that continually pray and have faith though.

Anyways, on this Mothers Day, I want to send thoughts and prayers to any woman near or far, who has dealt with loss of their children. I cannot imagine the amount of pain. I cannot put myself in your shoes. I don't know why God allows such things. But I can say a prayer for you from the bottom of my heart.

Dear Lord, God Almighty and All-Knowing. I humbly come into your presence and ask for your special grace and comfort to these mothers who have grieved or are grieving. I cannot imagine their pain, but You know their pain and are the only one who can give them true comfort. I pray that you wrap them in Your arms and let them know that even in the darkest of times, YOU ARE! You are there with them, and You are watching over them, and their blessed angels who are now with you in heaven. Give them love, give them peace, and turn their tears into dancing. I pray that you put a smile on their faces and give them cause to give you glory. May they be that woman in Psalm 113:9 - Happy Mother of Children. This is my prayer, and I ask for all of this in Jesus' name. Amen.

Happy Mothers Day to You.

6 comments:

  1. You are so lovely. That's a wonderful prayer. Mother's Day is a very hard day for some women and it's good for us sisters to talk openly about our hurts and help lift each other up!
    I'll be heading to ATL again soon. We should meet up!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It really is tough for a lot of women. I'm sure there are communities online for women who have gone through this loss. But I agree that us women need to support and uplift one another.

      Delete
  2. God richly bless you for this Berry. This sincerely compassionate post broke me out of 'stealth reader mode' to comment. Keep up the great work!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Amen! God bless you Berry for your thoughtfulness

    ReplyDelete

Reading your comments ALWAYS makes me smile. I hope you smile when I reply :)