This Mother’s Day is certainly like no other. The pandemic may be forcing you to distance from your mother when you would normally gather together to celebrate. It may be difficult even to feel celebratory in whatever circumstance you are currently living in. Yet, we can still honor our mothers and those who have been like mothers with small gestures.

For those who have lost their moms, you may be honoring them by making a favorite recipe or planting a favorite flower that she cherished. For those who can connect with these special ladies, maybe you’ve planned a phone call, Zoom or Facetime call. Maybe you planned ahead by mailing cards, sending flowers and gifts. Still others could be pampering those we live with who are moms by making a special meal. Big or small ways of sharing our love and appreciation can always include the greatest gift though…let us pray for these special women.mary, statue of mary

 

A Mother’s Day Prayer

I said a Mother’s Day prayer for you

to thank the Lord above

for blessing me with a lifetime

of your tenderhearted love.

I thanked God for the caring

you’ve shown me through the years,

for the closeness we’ve enjoyed

in time of laughter and of tears.

 

And so, I thank you from the heart

for all you’ve done for me

and I bless the Lord for giving me

the best mother there could be!

– Author Unknown

 

We can also recognize a mother close to all of our hearts, Mary, the Mother of Jesus. Pope Francis said this in a letter released in April, “Contemplating the face of Christ with the heart of Mary, our mother, will make us even more united as a spiritual family and will help us overcome this time of trial…” He invited us to pray with him, saying, “Beloved Mother, help us realize that we are all members of one great family and to recognize the bond that unites us, so that, in a spirit of fraternity and solidarity, we can help to alleviate countless situations of poverty and need. Make us strong in faith, persevering in service, constant in prayer.” Amen.

How will you recognize your mom or the special “mothers” in your life today? Share with us. If you are a mom reading this, we hope that you enjoy your day! Blessings!