For many of us, Mother's Day is too hard to bear and we find it glad to be over. I found this poem and thought it might minister to you whatever your stage of motherhood.
The silence is broken by a baby’s first cry
Celebration of life, the holy, the why Jesus is present in your joy, in your smile
New mother he loves you, he gave you this child.
The silence is broken by a mother’s heart-cry
Precious life has been lost, and we wonder why
Jesus is present in your pain, in your loss
Dear woman he loves you, felt your pain on the cross.
The silence is broken, the house rings with cries
Crazy parenting life, we’re both asking why
Jesus is present in your angst and frustration
With us as his kids he understand irritation.
The silence isn’t broken, there’s no child’s cry
Wishing you were a mom, and you’re left asking why
Jesus is present as you weep and you pray
He holds you even when there’s nothing to say.
The silence is broken, with joy-filled cries
Kids once who were homeless don’t have to ask why
Jesus is present as they become your own
He too was adopted, made the world his home.
The silence is broken, by your own cries
Your children rebelling, and you don’t know why
Jesus is with you while they’re far from home
He is also with them wherever they roam.
The silence is broken, with laughter you cry
Watching them grow, you are blessed, and know why
Jesus smiles with you amidst those moments of joy
When you’re so thankful to parent your girls and your boys.
The silence is broken, with a full heart you cry
Life without your own mom, you're asking God why
Jesus is with you, you’re not alone in your fear
He will hold you up and he will catch all your tears.
The silence is broken with a single mother's cry
The struggle of parenting alone and the why
Jesus is present in your singleness
Through grieving and joy he will be your rest.
The silence is broken with heaven’s own cry
This joy and this pain, we all now know why
We will be present with Jesus, we shall see his face
Every woman there will be crowned with beauty and grace.
No matter how you experience the silence or cries
No matter the reasons your heart wonders why
Jesus is with you, and will never leave
Find your joy in his love, and to his glory ever cleave.