Happy Mother's Day to all the moms who won't get a card or a call...

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by ksm, May 12, 2019.

  1. ksm

    ksm Well-Known Member

    I've decided not to sit at home, waiting for a call and wondering if it will happen.

    Not sure what I will be doing, but will find something enjoyable... Worship at church with friends, A walk thru a pretty park, tend my flower garden, maybe a car ride to a nearby town to shop for a new bathroom faucet.

    Nothing grand... But will find a way to enjoy this much hyped, forced, Hallmark inspired day.

    Ksm
     
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  2. ksm

    ksm Well-Known Member

    Good and gracious god,
    You know our hearts
    and you know that today
    some of our hearts ache.

    As others rightfully celebrate
    the joy and love
    of the mothers in their lives,
    this day,
    for some of us,
    is a somber reminder
    of the absence in our lives.

    For some of us,
    if we buy flowers today,
    it will only be
    in order to place them
    by a graveside.

    For some of us,
    if we buy a card today,
    it will only be
    in hopes of knowing
    our mothers one day.

    For some of us,
    if we buy a gift today,
    it will only be
    in pensive anticipation
    of repairing
    a breached relationship.

    For some of us,
    there will be no hugs today,
    no gentle kisses on the cheek,
    no laughter,
    no smiles from ear to ear.

    For some of us,
    today is a day of longing.

    For some it will be tearful.
    For others it will be wistful.
    For for other is will just be
    empty.

    Be with us
    in these times,
    even as we strive
    to be present for each other.

    Remind us
    that the relationships
    we are longing for today
    can be recreated in us.

    Remind us
    that the motherly blessings
    we yearn to receive today,
    the joy,
    the acceptance,
    the caring,
    the understanding,
    the compassion,
    the unconditional love,
    are still ours to experience
    by extending them to others.

    Whether to honor the mothers
    that we knew,
    or to envision the mothers
    that we hope for,
    sharing these gifts
    with others
    can not only begin to heal
    the missing space
    in our hearts,
    but,
    we will find
    that in sharing them
    with others
    we will begin
    to experience them
    more abundantly
    in our own lives
    as the gifts are returned
    to us.

    Inspire us all
    to be the bearers
    of these nurturing gifts.

    May others know more
    joy, acceptance, caring,
    understanding, compassion,
    and love
    because of us.

    May we play even a small part
    in mending broken hearts,
    broken relationships,
    and this sometimes
    broken world.

    (Saw on FB and thought I would share here). Ksm
     
  3. Nomad

    Nomad Well-Known Member

    A good friend didn’t get anything from her very weird son. No call, no text.
    She is so kind to him and his family.
    Interesting to me, he holds down a responsible job, which is ah-mazing.
    As his house is a huge mess, his dogs run wild inside , he won’t let anyone come into his house...including his mom. Too much weirdness to comment on including his weird , creepy and short temper.
    He didn’t call or text her today.
    How can this guy hold down a job?
    Well, at least he has an income coming in.

    My day was not ideal. Starting with our Difficult Child asking my husband for all sorts of money for a card and stamp, then buying something else with the money. Then getting more money and buying two cards but no stamp. Then pitching a fit that he wouldn’t send her stamp money. Hence...no card. But, she did text and call which was nice.

    I know it can get much worse.

    Often not a great day for us parents of difficult children.

    Take care of yourselves...pamper yourselves/ourselves. Blessings.
     
  4. BloodiedButUnbowed

    BloodiedButUnbowed Active Member

    We had no acknowledgment of Mother's Day from DS or YS. It hurts W deeply. I don't care, but I am a stepparent of relatively short duration.

    We celebrated with our own mothers and had a wonderful time although W lapsed into bouts of sadness from time to time - understandable.