Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mothers Day

I woke feeling a little sad this morning. Probably because I no longer have a Mother to wish Happy Mothers Day. Her birthday would have been next week. She loved purple flowers, as do I. I think of her when a new purple bloom opens up in my own yard.

Looking around at the people in my life, I realize there are lots of people just like me. Missing someone special in their life.
I decided this morning before and after the morning Church service to make sure I give all the ladies in our congregation a special hug. Some of them have also lost their mothers, some still have their mothers, and some are too young to be mothers. But each of them needs a hug anyway.
I am hoping you will look around you, and notice how many sad people there are today, because they are missing someone special. It may be a spouse they are missing. It doesn't matter, you need to be the arms of Jesus this morning.
Thank you, I feel your arms around me too.


joylene said...

Cyberhugs coming your way. Happy Mother's Day, Katt.

Kathryn Neff Perry said...

Caught them!!!!

Carol J. Garvin said...

My mother died fairly young in 1983 but I have a dear aunt that I'm very close to now. Even while we're missing special people, we can be discovering others.

I'm not big on hugging with people I don't know well, but I sure am ready to offer a smile and a quiet word of welcome or encouragement when I see someone new at church, or someone looking uncertain or lonely. The brightness of an unexpected smile can lighten a heavy heart much like the warmth of a hug. There's definitely a place for both in our needy world.

I hope it's turned out to be a Happy Mother's Day for you.

Kathryn Neff Perry said...

I had a fabulous Mothers Day. The Lord has given me so many "Moms" to love. And some who aren't Moms! I'm so blessed!
I am by nature a hugger----or toucher. Especially older people. They crave hugs from anyone---and praise the Lord, He keeps putting them in my life!
Hope you had a fabulous Mothers Day too! I would hug you----
Love you