Mothers Day Without Mom

Mother’s Day for many will be hard.

We find ourselves focusing on the memories. Rather than spending Mother’s Day mourning our lost mothers, let’s focus on the beautiful, pure, and good things they left behind. We can make Mother’s Day once again a happy occasion if we think about what we have instead of what we’ve lost.

I’d encourage anyone with friends who are having a hard time on Mothers’ Day to check in with them in the next few days.

It doesn’t matter if you miss your mom, if you miss your child’s mother, or if you miss your spouse’s mother. Or even if you’ve lost someone else recently, it is indeed a difficult day.

Talk to someone.

Do not be afraid to voice your feelings to others. For example, share funny stories with your family or friends of funny things your mother did or said.

Cook.

Make a special meal for your family that your mother would be proud of.

Garden.

Plant a tree in her honor. One of my most precious memories with my mom is planning and planting our garden.

Put yourself in her shoes and try to emulate the qualities you found admirable in her.

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. 

Philippians 4:8

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