As I think about Mother’s Day this year and all the emotions and expectations surrounding it, I come back to the incredible hope I’ve seen unfold through moms. Hope shines bright light into those emotions and expectations that can feel discouraging and unrealistic.
♥ To the mom who is celebrating her first mother’s day after years of fertility specialists, your story gives hope to moms who are trying to conceive and haven’t yet.
♥ To the mom who has walked through a rebellious year with your child and you are still beside them, loving them, praying for them and seeking to understand their hearts, your story gives hope that love endures.
♥ To the mom who has opened her own business as your children watch you thrive doing what you love, your story gives hope that our example is powerful and life is multifaceted.
♥ To the mom who sent her child off to college last fall and is now bringing them home, your story gives hope that we can survive transition as our children grow up.
♥ To the mom whose building a beautiful family after an unexpected pregnancy, your story gives hope that unexpected timing can become life’s greatest blessing.
♥ To the mom who is raising her children by herself, your story gives hope to all moms that we are so much stronger than we believe.
♥ To the moms who nurtured her children through incredible health challenges, your story gives hope we will be given the wisdom to get through.
♥ To the mom holding a baby in her arms this year after several miscarriages, your story gives hope to courageously try again versus living in fear of never carrying a child to full term.
♥ To the mom who supported her child through the greatest accomplishments and the heaviest of disappointments, your story gives hope that love is not based on what we do but who we are.
♥ To the mom who is experiencing healing in their relationship with a prodigal child, your story gives hope to moms that God rebuilds and restores.
♥ To the mom who is becoming more loving through heart wrenching challenges of motherhood, your story gives hope that yes, God does use our trials to perfect us.
♥ To the mom who doesn’t have her own children but pours faithfully into children around her, your story gives hope that motherhood is way more than the flesh and blood we limit it to.
♥ To the mom who has faithfully and selflessly taken care of her special needs child, your story gives hope that the simplicity of meals, friendship and prayer is some of life’s greatest gifts to each other.
Stories of hope surround every one of us if we just open our eyes to see beyond the expectations and emotions that can darken our hearts and snuff out the light. Look for the treasures of hope moms display in all seasons and allow that hope to point you to the One who is our true hope, Jesus Christ.