Thursday, May 8, 2008

If you only read one Mother's Day post this year... this one. The author shows a great deal of depth and strength and perspective.

Interestingly, this same type of perspective has been criticized in the past; I was astounded at the negativity on this topic that appeared last year (in fact, when I first read the title, I was worried this would be another negative rant). I think she set a wonderful tone for the coming holiday. She shows that even in very, very painful and difficult circumstances (she came from an abusive home and has been unable to have children of her own), a woman can rise above them and find comfort in eternal truths and principles.

No matter what our situations in life, all of us as women can be mothers, whether single or married, whether we have children of our own or not. We can share our hearts, our talents, our love with children and others around us.

Incidentally, you can read a couple of other such personal stories here. Although I have to admit that the first link was one of the best pieces I have ever read on this topic. :)


  1. Those stories were so beautiful. Thank you for sharing them! They brought me to tears. Having never suffered through long term infertility, it is hard for me to completely understand what it would be like to endure. I admire their strength and their faith, and I’m so grateful that they have been able to find peace in the reality that we can all be mothers! Thank you…

  2. Ardis E. ParshallMay 12, 2008 at 7:50 PM

    That was one special post, wasn't it? I think it was because there was no self pity and no complaining -- every hard thing she told us about was paired with some statement about having overcome or forgiving or getting past or otherwise triumphing. We need more posts like that!

  3. cheryl...they were beautiful. I am so grateful to the women who wrote them.

    And Ardis, I agree with you 100% -- we definitely need more posts like that!