I believe there is nothing more stronger, more dedicated, or more intense than a praying Mother for her children. For no matter how bleak or impossible the circumstances appear…she keeps praying. That’s because she will always see that son or daughter as a child…no matter how old they become…and that child will always have her heart. I truly believe that God smiles down on a Mother every time she prays for her children.
As children we may not look like we’re listening…but our heart is attentive. As teenagers we roll our eyes and sigh…thinking our parents are so out of touch and old fashion…but our heart is listening. And when we finally reach adulthood with some age under our belt, we look back at all the godly instruction and disciple we’ve received by our parents…and decide, they really did know best.
On this Mother’s Day I wish all Mothers a wonderful day. But this day may also hold for you many different and conflicting emotions… if your Mother has passed, it may be a very sad and melancholy time. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy for your loss, and try to focus on the tender memories you have of her. If your Mother wasn’t the best person in the world, and you struggle with her short-comings…forgive and move on. We can be responsible to someone, but not responsible for them. Finally, one of the most remarkable things I discovered in my many years of managing Alzheimer’s facilities, is that as the person spirals down in the disease process, they would start wandering and “looking” for their Mother…even if they themselves were in their 90″s, they’d still be looking for that comfort only found in their Mother…May you also find that comfort today.