Happy Mother’s Day!

supermom comic
I’ve seen this comic before and it was circling social media again today. Love it. I usually keep my cape on at all times, just in case of “Supermom” is needed unexpectedly, how about you?

So today is Mother’s Day, which can mean so many different things for so many different people, and some may even have mixed emotions every year on this day. This year I almost dreaded the holiday, because last year my kids were flat-out rotten. Have your kids ever “ruined” a holiday or special occasion because they chose the wrong time to act like little turds? Last year mine fought, my daughter gave me a scary glimpse into her teenage years with a sassy mouth, and I just didn’t feel like “Supermom.”

I will say today has been pretty darn good. It didn’t go as planned, because we live in Colorado Springs and let’s face it, you can’t count on the weather ANY day of the year. We were going to drive up to Denver to go to a museum and maybe meet up with my family for dinner, but of course it snowed. A second Mother’s Day in a row. But sometimes being “Superparents” you have to have backup plans readily handy.

My hubby bought donuts (cream-filled long johns are my fave!), Starbucks coffee, and an awesome new laptop bag with my blog logo, my son gave me a farting unicorn card (hysterical), and my daughter gave me a homemade card and paper flowers (super sweet). We went to church, enjoyed a quick lunch and a movie, rested at home (this was a gift in itself!), and now my husband is off to pick up dinner so we can finish the evening quietly at home. It doesn’t sound like much, but it’s been a wonderful day. (My kids did argue a couple of times, but I suppose that’s pretty normal. They are kids, after all.)

Every Mother’s Day I think about what a sad or upsetting day this can be for so many of you. Whether your mom has passed away, or you’ve lost a child of your own, or perhaps today is a reminder of how cruel/neglectful your mother was. I can imagine how painful it feels to scroll through Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, seeing so many celebratory posts and happy pictures.

If you are feeling that pain today, it’s OK and you’re not alone. God sees your pain and He’s ready to listen. You can cry, get angry, or scream; He can take it.

It is the LORD who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed. — Deuteronomy 31:8

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