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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"Nothing is beyond [Christ’s] redeeming reach or His encircling empathy. Therefore, we should not complain about our own life’s not being a rose garden when we remember who wore the crown of thorns! Having bled at every pore, how red His raiment must have been in Gethsemane, how crimson that cloak! No wonder, when Christ comes in power and glory, that He will come in reminding red attire, signifying not only the winepress of wrath, but also to bring to our remembrance how He suffered for each of us in Gethsemane and on Calvary!"

— Neal A. Maxwell

General Conference May 1987