Being a woman who experienced infertility and many Mother’s Days that were more painful than sweet, I never can look at Mother’s Day the same. Even though the Lord blessed us with the adoption of precious twin daughters 6 years into our marriage, I still remember watching other moms on that day of the year and wish I as one of them. And not all women end up adopting a child.
Certainly we need to share the blessings of Mother’s Day with our mothers, our friends and our children, but be sensitive to those who are experiencing infertility, miscarriage, a prodigal child, singleness (but desiring to have a child) or the loss of a child.
You can do one of these things to let the woman in pain know you care:
- Share a hug of understanding and concern
- Send a card letting her know you are thinking about her and you know this might be a hard day for her.
- If you see her at church, acknowledge her and let her know you are thinking about her on this day
- Pray for her and any family she has who have been affected by her experience.
- Show her how to invest in the lives of other women as a spiritual mom as she seeks God’s will regarding her own motherhood.
- Help her find a small group geared toward helping women dealing with grief, infertility, prodigal children, or other difficult journeys
Now, certainly continue to enjoy Mother’s Day acknowledging the wonderful role and privilege God has called many women to, but let those other women know that you see their pain and you care about it just like Jesus does.