Four Other Mothers to Remember This Mother’s Day

  1. A spiritual mother

Is there anyone who has taken the time to invest in your life spiritually over the years? This can be any woman, regardless of whether or not they are a mom! This is someone who has mentored you, invested in you, given wisdom and encouragement, and walked alongside life with you.

Think back and ask yourself: Who have been some of the most influential spiritual mothers in my life?

2. A forgotten mother

This might be the friend who has two toddlers and a newborn and feels like she is drowning in diapers and spit up. It might be the mom struggling with postpartum depression, lack of sleep, and a husband’s long work hours.. This might be your friend who is doing the difficult and heartbreaking work of foster care. This might be the mom who has barely survived another year of homeschool with her five kids. This is most definitely the mom with a special needs child.

Ask yourself: who is one mom in my life that would appreciate being remembered?

3. A hurting mother

This might be the friend who is surviving their first Mother’s Day as a single mom since the divorce. Or the friend who is still grieving the last few years of miscarriages. It might be the mom whose children are no longer speaking to them. It will most definitely be the moms who have lost a child.

Ask yourself: who is one mom in my life that is hurting that I could reach out to with some encouragement?

4. A “not-yet” mother

These are the women who have longed to be mothers for so long but their arms and homes are still empty. Infertility is often a dark, lonely road for many women.

Ask yourself: who is one “not-yet” mother that I could pray for by name today?

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