Sunday, May 8, 2016

When Mothers Day brings Sadness

To all women who have a hard time with Mothers Day, for so many different reasons, I hope you know you are loved. No matter what your imperfections, no matter what, you are loved. So many women experience sadness on a day that is supposed to be a day honoring women. Know that you are not alone.

There are other women who are feeling similar things because of trials they have or are going through, and who bear scars from past trials that seem to open anew, painfully, with each Mothers Day. And sometimes it feels like God is far away.

But know that in addition to the others who have felt as you do, there is a loving, caring, perfect Savior, Jesus Christ, who understands perfectly what you are going through. He is one who can relate to your exact situation. And he loves you, cries with you, is pained for you, and loves you.

And there is someone else who understands. We don't talk a lot about Mother in Heaven, but since the Church has come out with essays on the subject (, I will simply state a couple of things we do know. Mother in Heaven understands loss and sadness because a third of all her children were cast down, never to return, after they rejected our Father's plan.

So you are not alone in the heavens. Loving, Heavenly Parents, and a loving Savior know what it is like to weep, and to have sorrow that seems greater than you can bear. I hope you all remember that you are choice daughters of Loving Parents, and that one day all things will be made right. But until then, know that they understand, and you can be comforted by the Holy Spirit as you reach out in prayer.

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