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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"The Savior teaches that we will have tribulation in the world, but we should "be of good cheer" because He has "overcome the world". His Atonement reaches and is powerful enough not only to pay the price for sin but also to heal every mortal affliction… He knows of our anguish, and He is there for us. Like the good Samaritan in His parable, when He finds us wounded at the wayside, He binds up our wounds and cares for us. Brothers and sisters, the healing power of His Atonement is for you, for us, for all. "

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