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For those who dread the greeting of “Happy Mother’s Day”. Know you are unconditionally, completely and fully loved.

May 10, 2015

I wanted to write to you last night but was still dwelling on my thoughts and words. Moving through this day I have experienced, seen, and felt more that will help me reach to you.
As this day approaches and arrives upon us, so many think of the responsibility and obligatories that arrive with it: the flowers get purchased, the brunches are booked, the gatherings are planned and enjoyed, the cards, posts, texts, calls are extended. “Happy Mother’s Day” can bring such a sweet sentiment, extend love and genuine wishes, at the same time be a dagger of pain for a dreaded day of bitter remembrance, loneliness, and heartbreaking sorrow.
To those who have seen their mom for the last time and await the reunion in heaven.
To those who have had to bear the greatest and most heartbreaking pain of burying their child.
To those who had a abusive, volatile, non-nurturing, childhood, whose memories of mom evoke a shudder of fear and pain.
To those who have miscarried.
To those who have aborted and now wish for a second chance.
To those whose mother’s have checked out, who have not stepped up to the plate of the responsibility they have been blessed with.
To those who have given all they can give but have fallen short of what their mother or child has expected of them.
To those for whom this day brings pangs of ache, feelings of failure, loss and a void that only one can fill.
Know that our God, our Father is all to all and is right here, right now, sitting by your side. You are not alone.
1 Cor. 9:22-23 “I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some. I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings.”
Know that your ache, the void in your heart, the emptiness in your day, the ache in your gut today is also being felt by one who loves you unconditionally, completely, fully, as you are and where you are.
“Pain and suffering have come into your life, but remember pain, sorrow, suffering are but the kiss of Jesus – a sign that you have come so close to Him that He can kiss you.” ~ Mother Teresa
Know that you are not alone in hoping that this day passes quickly. However, know that you are loved unconditionally, fully and completely. Know that you are not the past that has put you here in the present, you are the present that will allow you to open your wings and allow you to shine the light that God has placed in you not to be diminished by the burdens, pains, and daggers that bring you down but to shine and soar with all of your brilliance that has been created within you long before you even knew you were capable of this.
Soar by friend.
Know your pain has been the fuel to fill your tank.
Fly my friend.
Know that you may have fallen short of your potential yesterday, but you have today.
Love and be loved and know that you are unconditionally and completely loved.
Let God carry your pain, your burdens, your ache. Let Him lift you to the standing position so you can march forward to tomorrow strengthened by His love and acceptance.
“Give yourself fully to God. He will use you to accomplish great things on the condition that you believe much more in His love than in your own weakness.” ~ Mother Teresa
I heart emoticon you more than your pain wants to disable you.
I heart emoticon you more than your mind wants to convince you that you have failed.
I heart emoticon you more than you weaknesses have hindered your strengths.
And as much as I heart emoticon you,
He loves you more xoxoxox
Happy Mother’s Day my beautiful friend.

Wishing you peace,


Terri O’Neill-Borders


Hope and Friendship Foundation

721 Hickory St, Lemont, IL 60439


“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.”
Proverbs 31: 8-9


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