In 2009 I went through the hardest year of my life when my Grandmother passed away. She was my favorite person in the world and I am so glad that I was able to spend more than half my life waking up in the same house as her. We had a special relationship so much that somewhere in my early teen years I went from calling her Grandma to Ma.
A few years after my Grandmother passed I was having a conversation with my Mom telling her how much I missed my Grandmother and she said something that I will never forget. She said "A'Keta I know you and your Grandma had a special relationship and I know you miss her but my siblings and I lost our Mother and we will never get another one." When she said that my heart immediately hurt for my mom, my aunties and my uncles. She was right...yes I called my Grandmother Ma and loved her like no other but I still had my Mom breathing and living every day.
My heart was again wrecked this week as I thought back to the conversation I had with my Mother. Not only was my heart hurting for my family but for everyone else that is without a Mother in this season. Today it is my prayer that Mother's Day brings you nothing but JOY as you rememeber the special relationshiop you had with your Mother. I pray that your day will be filled with laughter and good times.
This is my prayer.....
Psalm 34:18 The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; HE rescues those whose spirits are crushed.