This isn't a post that will elaborate on Mother's Day, but I will say that after reading many blogs that reflect my similar feelings and situation, I think something needs to be done in the church. For those of us who equate pain with this holiday, the first thing that is thought of is, "ugh, I don't want to go to church today." And many people who are not parents skip church on this certain day in May. This isn't the way it's supposed to be, people! Church should be a place of refuge and security. A place where we people should not want to avoid because they are going to be reminded of their pain and have it rubbed in their face. Not a place where the highlight of the day is the oldest and youngest mothers get to stand up and be recognized. Anyone remember reading about that in your Bible?! I know people have good intentions, but there are major boundaries being crossed over (more like, destroyed) when Hallmark holidays (what Bobby likes to call them) are taking over our Lord's day celebration. Have your mother/daughter banquets on Friday night. Take your mom out to lunch on Sunday afternoon. But leave my worship time alone!
Ok, well, I wasn't planning to say all that, but I just sort of happened...
The point of this post is actually to show you two really cute sets of mothers & daughters.
The first is Halle (short for Hallelujah) - she belongs to my aunt & uncle (on the farm where we live) - and her daughter who was born very early on Mother's Day.
The baby is adorable, but don't get too attached. I was just informed that someone from Los Angeles already bought her.
The next is me & my mom. Not quite as little & leggy as Halle's daughter, but I know I do look a lot like my mother, like she does with hers.