Mother’s Day

Me, my mom, and my little sister.

Me, my mom, and my little sister.

Happy Mother’s Day to all physical mothers (biological and adoptive), spiritual mothers, birth mothers, foster mothers, stepmothers, and godmothers out there.

Happy Mother’s Day to fathers who have to take the place of mothers, to grandmothers and aunts and neighbors who become mothers, to family and friends who support the mothers in their lives.

Happy Mother’s Day to mothers who’ve lost children, to mothers who haven’t yet begotten children, to mothers who ache over their empty arms and mothers whose arms sometimes seem too full.

Happy Mother’s Day to mothers estranged from their children and to children missing their mothers.

Happy Mother’s Day to Pinterest mothers and drive-thru mothers, to working mothers and stay-at-home mothers, to mothers who have it all together and mothers who need a break.

Spiritual motherhood, as recognized by a 19-year-old football player. One of the most beautiful moments of my life, grammatical errors and all.

Spiritual motherhood, as recognized by a 19-year-old football player. One of the most beautiful moments of my life, grammatical errors and all.

Happy Mother’s Day to Sisters and nuns and consecrated women the world around who have borne no children but are mothers just the same.

Happy Mother’s Day to mothers of aborted children, to teachers who become mothers, to women wise beyond their years who mother their peers and their elders.

Happy Mother’s Day to the Mother of all mothers. May God bless us all with hearts like hers, open to being broken for love of our children, ready to suffer selflessly that the world might know Love.

If you are a woman, you are a mother. Happy Mother’s Day to you.

About Meg

I'm a Catholic, madly in love with the Lord, His Word, His Bride the Church, and especially His Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity in the Eucharist. I'm committed to the Church not because I was raised this way but because the Lord has drawn my heart and convicted my reason. After 2 degrees in theology and 5 years in the classroom, I quit my 9-5 to follow Christ more literally. Since May of 2012, I've been a hobo for Christ; I live out of my car and travel the country speaking to youth and adults, giving retreats, blogging, and trying to rock the world for Jesus.
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5 Responses to Mother’s Day

  1. Melissa H-K says:

    Happy Mother’s Day to you, Meg!
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  2. Happy Mothers Day! Your post reminds me of when a church I went to with my family before I converted gave out carnations to all the women, even the little nine-year-olds like me!
    Also, not going to lie, I definitely thought Rosie was the older sister. But in that picture, she looks exactly like Mary Claire.

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