As we count the days down to Mother's Day, I know for some, it is a wild card. Mother's Day is something that I have come to celebrate and even enjoy over the years. But early in my adult life, it was a day of torture to endure. Celebrate was not a word I would use for the day.
The Church is called to celebrate and honor all of life, to give
thanks together and to mourn together. Please don't misunderstand me, celebrate this Sunday! Rejoice with your family and truly enjoy the day. Laugh and have a great time, it's totally cool to do that.
But if you know someone who
will struggle this weekend because of Mother's Day, just consider taking a moment from celebrating to
give them a call, to give them a hug and let them know you are thinking and
praying for them. Take time to honor them. They won't expect you to fix it, but knowing you
care will mean the world to them.