I must admit today is not one of my favorite days. Since I have never had any of my own children, as I get older Mother’s day gets harder. While I was young it seemed that I handled not having any children easier than now that I am older. Now that my husband and I are older, we miss not having any grandchildren.
I feel for all those young and older ladies who have never had children, I know how you feel. As I go to church I must make a decision how am I going to answer everyone telling you “Happy Mother’s Day.” Years ago I just decided to just say “thank you” and let it go. So this morning a lady says, “Happy Mother’s Day” and I reply, “thank you”. She doesn’t stop there, she says, “how many children do you have?” and I reply “none”. Now she is apologizing and it is awkward. Sometimes I wish I could just sleep through this day, but missing church is not an option for me.
I am totally happy for all you mothers out there and God bless you. What is something else that hurts my heart is when you hear mothers complaining about their children. How much sleep they aren’t getting, how children have totally messed up their life, or whatever else they can think to complain about. Or see all the children that need to be adopted here in the USA and how expensive it is. We totally prayed about children and adopting children when we were younger, but the Lord never opened those doors. Like I said we were content and have been able to help others in our same situation.
Since we have been on the road with Ambassador Baptist Ministries I have been able to talk to others in the same situation. Also, since on the road we now have 6 adopted grandchildren. We adopted the first 5 and just recently a 16 year old boy adopted us to be his grandparents.
So I guess as I am venting today and helping my hurting heart, I just want you to stop and think about other women out there who are hurting this morning, aching to be holding their own baby in their arms.