You are not a victim You are a mother. By Lystra John
As we get ready to celebrate Mother’s Day, I want to share this with you my sisters.
We are Mothers, Daughters, Sisters, Friends, and Lovers. God said he would not leave us or forsake us. That being said “we are not defined as single mothers. In the dictionary single is defines as only in number, solitary.
You are not alone!!
The mere simple fact that you are mother attests to that. There are many that want to have children and can’t. You are blessed despite what it may look like.
I had an aha moment watching Oprah’s Life class, there was a woman that was having a hard time mourning the death of her husband. She identified herself as a widow. The word widow is associated with death; it is a very dark, sad word. She received advice to stop calling herself a widow, to embrace the title wife. I believe when a loved one dies in the flesh, they are alive in spirit, they are alive in our hearts, in our memories, and their soul lives on, within us and all that we do.
I am not a single mother; you are not a single mother.
WE ARE MOTHERS!!
No matter what, in death and in life we are Mothers. Let’s embrace who we are and live life to the fullest, not in pity mode.
This time of the year is also hard for many that have lost their Mother, or lost a child.
I say to you remember the good times.
I dedicate this to many that will celebrate Mother’s day without their mother, and to all that have had to bury a child.
“The Lord Bless you
And Keep you:
The Lord make
his face shine upon you,
And be gracious to you:
The Lord lift up
His countenance upon you,
And give you peace”
Numbers 6: 24-26
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!!