Thursday, May 5, 2016

Mourning on Mother's Day


A version of this post was first published on the Hope Mommies Blog on May 5, 2016.



If you have lost a child and find that you're not in the mood for celebrating on Mother's Day this year, let me tell you something, my friend... that is absolutely okay. 

Everything you're feeling? Perfectly normal. 

Been there. Done that. Own the Hope Mommies T-shirt. 

And if I've learned anything about grief in the nine years since my son died, it's this: Be real about what you feel. It's okay to grieve. And you should. 

God is BIG ENOUGH and STRONG ENOUGH to bear the brunt of your burdens. Don't try to hide how you are feeling from God. 

Remember how it worked out for Adam and Eve when they played hide-and-seek with God in the Garden of Eden? God came looking for them. 

He pursued them and He will relentlessly pursue you just the same. There is nowhere you can hide from the love of God, not even if you try. His love will find you even in the deepest, darkest depths of despair. Rest assured that even when you think you've outrun Him, He is STILL holding onto you.

He will NEVER let go. 

For I am persuaded that nothing can separate us from the love of God. Nothing.

Not even the grief of losing a child.


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