Giving Away Mother’s Day

This year, I will celebrate my first Mother’s Day as a Mom. As the day approaches, I can’t help but think about how lucky I am. I am healthy, loved, and my every need is provided for. But not all mothers can say the same thing.

There’s the young mom and her small child who sit outside the post office asking for help because they have no place to live. She doesn’t have a car, speaks very little English, and has no idea how she’ll feed her daughter dinner tonight.

The young woman who takes care of her younger siblings. They will celebrate their first Mother’s Day without their mom. She has unexpectedly become the mother in the family, but she really has no idea what she’s doing.

The old woman in Africa who takes care of all of her grand kids because their parents have all died from HIV/AIDS.

The family in Papua New Guinea with a newborn who lost his mother in childbirth because of unsterile conditions.

And then I think about how Jesus would celebrate Mother’s Day. Would he spend it celebrating Mary or would he spend it caring for those mothers or families who find themselves in need? Or maybe he would do both…

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Crystal Rowe

wife to D, mama to A & E, sister, daughter, niece, aunt, follower of Christ, writer, book lover, beloved child of God