But the reason it is going to be different is because I am going to be brutally honest ( so please be kind ).
Well, here it goes I am just going to say it... Mother's Day makes me sad, and a little bit angry at the injustice of living with a Mom that has Vascular Dementia. She won't even remember that it's Mother's Day or that her own Mother has been gone for 8 years. It's NOT FAIR! She is too young, or maybe she isn't but I wasn't ready to have the roles reverse quite yet.
I know I am not the only one that struggles with this day, whether it be infertility, a broken relationship, or that your Mom has already left this earth. I know that I am not the only one that is cringing as my Facebook feed explodes with a gazillion Mother's Day posts.
But here is the thing, let's not allow the sadness and anger win. Even if it isn't fair, God is good and is with all of us. Let's choose to be thankful for what we do have.
Here, I will go first. I am thankful that I have a beautiful, funny, loyal Mom, I have friends that love me, a church that supports me, and most of all a God who loves me deeply.
I am choosing love, I am choosing thankfulness, I am choosing joy, and I am choosing faith in a God who has proven His love and faithfulness over and over again.
As I am typing this I am reminded of a song called 'Anyway' by Martina McBride that says "God is great, but sometimes life ain't good, when I pray it doesn't always turn out like I think it should. But I do it anyway."
So now it's your turn, what are you thankful for this Mother's Day?
Because of Him,
P.S. Oh, and just so you know I don't hate everything about this day.. Happy Mother's Day to all of you wonderful, dedicated Momma's out there.