There’s a prominent web-based business running a promotional campaign right now. That’s because more people sign up for their services on the Monday after Mother’s Day than almost any other day of the year.
Hmmm…. would it be a spa because moms are cashing in their gift cards? No.
Is it a restaurant because families are skipping restaurants on Sunday thinking Monday will be slower, with better service? No.
This one surprised my socks off!!
It’s a web business devoted to helping married people have affairs.
Yep. Blatantly encouraging women to sign up to ruin their marriages.
Their motto? Life is short. Have an affair.
What are you expecting for Mother’s Day?
So what’s that all about anyway?
Are these women really so distraught and disappointed over how their husbands treated them on Mother’s Day that they feel the best option is an affair! Really!?!?!
It’s like ‘you hurt me and now I’ll hurt you back’.
That’s SO mature.
Now… I do think that husbands should teach and help their children to honor their mother.
But no wife is her husband’s mother… so if he doesn’t celebrate you, THANK GOODNESS!! And if you expect your husband to dote on you and honor you on Mother’s Day maybe it’s time you started treating him like a man instead of a child. Respect him as an adult. Let him honor his mom (and maybe yours if he wants).
But don’t expect that he will honor you on Mother’s Day. You are not his mom.
Okay. That was my first vent of the Mother’s Day season.
Carla Anne’s Mother’s Day Vent Number Two
Here’s the second.
Mother’s Day is NOT ABOUT BEING A MOM!!!!
It’s not all about you!
If Mother’s Day is a big deal to you it should be because you HAVE OR HAD a mom. If you have a mom or had a mom (which would be all of you) then you have something to celebrate.
My biggest beef is that many churches and families have twisted the day to focus too much on the people who have children. But that’s just not right. It is not about celebrating MY motherhood – that’s my kids job. If I’m celebrated, great. If not, oh well. But I had better celebrate MY mom.
So when leaders in church have moms stand it is awkward.
Those who’ve had miscarriages don’t know… should I stand because I have a baby in heaven? What if nobody knows about that miscarriage?
What about those who chose to abort their babies? They are just as much mothers as those who have raised a team of kids to adulthood.
What about the mom who has had to bury her only child, or one of her children, or who’s child has become a prodigal and has disowned his family, or who’s child has been missing for years?
You see… that focus is on “do you have children”. But that’s not what Mother’s Day is about.
Mother’s Day is about having a mom. And honoring her.
Celebrating our Moms
So… let’s celebrate this properly this year!
If you have a mom, and she’s alive – honor her. Thank her for giving you life. Celebrate the character she raised you to have.
If your mom has passed away, celebrate the legacy she left. The fact that she gave you life, raised you, and taught you much of what you know needs to be lifted up. Tell someone. Write a note, a poem, sing a song, post a blog – whatever you want – but make sure you honor what she did.
If your mom didn’t raise you well, or abandoned you, or for whatever reason has not lived up to your expectations of what a mom should be – that’s okay. Do you realize how many children are aborted each day? Thank God she chose life for you. That alone is a blessing she gave you. Your mama had courage to carry you and give birth to you. Celebrate that!
Remember – Mother’s Day is NOT about being a mom but is instead about celebrating the mom (or moms) you have been blessed with. Birth moms, foster moms, moms-in-law, adoptive moms, spiritual moms… moms. If you have had one… celebrate her.
You can start right here
Start by leaving a little comment here about YOUR mom.
Let us know how you’ll celebrate her. What is so special about the Mama you got!??