I SAT in a church service a few years ago and the person giving the message that day talked about the reasons we celebrate Mother’s Day.
I found myself getting angry as I thought of the people for whom this would not be the case.
My Mum died very suddenly of an asthma attack.
I miss her every day.
We don’t all have amazing, loving and nurturing mothers here with us so I find it difficult to celebrate Mother’s Day.
Every day I give thanks to God for blessing me with the most amazing mother.
She was everything you could ever wish for in a mother.
I certainly have a lot to celebrate when it comes to mothers and yet for me Mother’s Day is a day of pain and sadness.
It is a reminder of how blessed I was to have her as a mother, but it also reminds me how much I miss her and how much we have missed sharing together.
It has been 20 years now since my Mum died but I still miss her and Mother’s Day is still a difficult day for me.
What helps me get through this day is other people acknowledging that for some, Mother’s Day is not a day of celebration and for whatever reason is a difficult day to get through.
We need to make sure we keep these people in our prayers as well.
Photo : Louise Edwards (back left) and her mum Leone Edwards hold Louise’s niece and nephew in one of the last photos of Louise and her mum