Sunday, May 13 is fast approaching. Mother's Day! A beautiful holiday, celebrating the blessing of motherhood and honoring mothers, grandmothers, aunts and those who've "been like" mothers to us during our lifetime.
It's a day where children might think of their birth mother who placed them for adoption. Others may share memories of mothers who have returned home to Heaven (I miss mine everyday)! We often ache alongside mothers who have lost children to miscarriage, stillbirth, illness, accidents or infant death.
However, there are some mothers who will not open a pretty box or put on a piece of sparkling jewelry. Some mothers will not hang a crayon masterpiece or smile at a handprint in clay. Why?
Because some mothers only have children in Heaven.
Speaking with thousands of couples each and every year... my heart still breaks for the women who remain childless after reproductive loss. These women, often with multiple pregnancies, all which ended in abortion. Empty wombs resulting in aching hearts for the children lost.
What do we, as a society, do for these mothers? Do we grieve FOR them? Grieve WITH them? Do we even give them permission to grieve? Do we even validate their motherhood?
These mothers deserve to acknowledge the lives of their unborn. We need to offer them the opportunity to name each of their beloved babies and dedicate their children to our Heavenly Father. These mothers deserve a life restored!
Recovery is truly the best gift you can offer a woman, or man, who has chosen abortion. It literally is worth more than the finest jewels, fanciest car or largest home. Reconciliation and the forgiveness and peace that our Lord offers... is truly PRICELESS!
How can you help? How can you reach out to help those that are hurting? Here's a few ideas:
- First, forward this email to those that may need help after abortion and or may know someone who is hurting who can benefit from our online CARE Directory!
- ARIN has many pieces of literature, DROP cards and videos that can help the shyest of people touch the heart of the wounded. You can view and/or purchase some of those items in our Resource Store.
- Prayerfully consider sharing a "gift" with Abortion Recovery InterNational in honor of the unborn and let us use those funds to help one of these childless mothers. Donation information can be found in the box below or through our website at: Donate To ARIN
This Sunday... please consider ALL mothers.... 1/3 of women in the United States have lost a child to abortion. She could be your girlfriend, grandmother, aunt, sibling, work-out partner or even your pastors wife. Reach out to just one and let her know that you empathize with her loss of motherhood.
Happy Mother's Day to ALL Mothers! I know for many of you this day is the toughest day of the year. Please note, that our Lord is good and He cares for your children that await you in Heaven. May Sunday bring you reflection and heartfelt thoughts of your treasured babies.
Thank you dear God for my sweet baby James and please deliver a Divine kiss to each of our family's children that are covered in Your Fingerprints!