Block # 3 – Mother’s Day

9 05 2013

DSC_0023Date:     May 9, 2013

Location:     Dawson Creek, BC

Quilt:     Pink Tulips

Quilt Recipient:     Mother

I decided this block combination was next due to the proximity of Mother’s Day.

Being a mother encompasses all the emotions we have.  Desiring to be a mother encompasses all the emotions we have.  Mother’s Day is an exercise in diplomacy in the church, particularly when it falls on feast day as it does this year, Ascension Sunday.

Mother’s Day is  a secular holiday, as a result, ministers/priests/pastors struggle with meeting a balance that; acknowledges the day but doesn’t dwell on it, approaches with sensitivity all aspects of being or wanting to be a mother.  This includes – those who have been predeceased by their children, those who have been abused/abandoned/predeceased by their mothers, mothers whose children are separated from them, mothers whose children are missing/in jail/murdered/exiled, all the guilt feelings surrounding the lifelong relationship between mothers and children, women who became mothers unwillingly, women who are unable to conceive or carry a child to term.  The individual and unique situations of every mother reveals the messiness and joy of life.  I pray for all those mothers, and also celebrate all their accomplishments and the contributions they have made to the amazing world God has given us.  May all mothers experience Christ’s peace and love Mother’s Day and every day.

Exodus 20:12     Honor your father and your mother, so that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.