Mother's Day
By rachp
5/8/2011 10:14:06 PM
Mother's day is always a hard day for me. So I am reaching out. I lost my mother 5 years ago yesterday, so having her anniversary and mothers day so close has been a double whammy.

Church, although very hard (i cried all three meetings), was where I needed to be. I almost did not go, due to feeling so emotionally overwhelmed. Decided in the end I needed to be there, for if I did not go, who knows what would have happened. I may have succumbed to the adversary.

I pray for those today who have lost their mother or a loved one that they may have a spirit of peace and comfort with them as I have had.


"Sorry you lost your mom. My dad died the week before Christmas, so I know how it is hard to have a holiday close to the loss of a parent. I'm glad you found some peace and comfort. Mother's Day is hard for me too. It is such a reminder of how my life isn't what I want. It's supposed to be a day off, but I have no husband to take care of the kids and give me a day off. I didn't go to church today. I used being sick as an excuse to stay home. Hang in there!"
posted at 23:09:11 on May 8, 2011 by dstanley
"Thanks Dstanley!"
posted at 08:16:58 on May 9, 2011 by rachp

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