Sunday, May 08, 2011
So, it's Mother's Day and I'm doing surprisingly well. I even managed to go to church, although I could have skipped it since I'm still sick with this virus on top of the allergies. (There are days like this even for folks in ministry - just being honest here!) The children's ministry group did a good job. The kids sang and had made something for their mothers that they passed out to them, but there were none of those "recognizing all the women" things that has been so awkward.
Instead, one of the ladies had made "Hope" cookies - the theme of the sermon message - and everyone got one at the end of the service. Maybe there is hope that our leadership is getting more sensitive on dealing with certain issues - like grief! And we got out early today and that means a longer afternoon on the balcony relaxing. YES!
Roaming the web today, I came across and thought I'd share it here. It blessed me today.
Hugs to the others who are remembering their Moms today. And to all you Moms out there, too a happy day!
Loss of Mother Poem
Now that I am gone,
remember me with smiles and laughter.
And if you need to cry,
cry with your brother or sister
who walks in grief beside you.
And when you need me,
put your arms around anyone
and give to them what you need to give to me.
There are so many who need so much.
I want to leave you something Ė
something much better than words or sounds.
Look for me in the people Iíve known
or helped in some special way.
Let me live in your heart
as well as in your mind.
You can love me most
by letting your love reach out to our loved ones,
by embracing them and living in their love.
Love does not die, people do.
So, when all thatís left of me is love,
give me away as best you can.
~ Author unknown