Hope for Those Who Have Lost Their Mothers, Grandmothers, or Maternal Loved Ones to #COVID19

Last Mother’s Day, I wrote an article for women who have trouble conceiving. I did so, hoping to inspire women to never give up on their dream of motherhood. I shared after three miscarriages and a still birth, I eventually gave birth to a beautiful son, who has brought tremendous joy to my life. I wanted to do the same this year and encourage women to never give up on their dream of motherhood.

Sadly, this year for some, COVID 19 has stolen the lives of mothers, grandmothers, and even great, or great-great grandmothers. Instead, I find myself offering comfort and condolences to the relatives and friends of those who have lost their maternal figures. My heart goes out to all who are bereaved of their loved ones.

May the scriptural verse below offer you comfort and support in working through the loss of your maternal loved one. When you feel forsaken, bereaved, or abandoned by your mom, God says, the Lord will receive you. (Psalm 27:10) Know that God is an ever-present help in the time of trouble. He will have his angels watch over and keep you during your time of mourning. He promises that when you call on him, he will answer.

Mother’s Day will not be an easy one for many. If you fall into that category, continue to pray, ask for help from trusted friends, and seek the services of online counselors if the pain gets too heavy to bear. COVID-19 will be with us for some time and reminders of your loved ones who you have lost will be ever present.

There is Mourning in America that will not go away unless we respond. Keep active by walking, praying, and meditating on what is good in the world and in your life. Listen to relaxing and inspiring music and know that this too shall pass. Practice social distancing and stay in place until this plague passes. Follow the guidance of medical experts. Vote for leaders who do what medical experts recommend.

If you are experiencing depression, drug abuse, or addiction, please get help now. It may save your life! SAMHSA’s National Helpline (1-800-662-HELP (4357) is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders. If you are having suicidal thoughts and need support right now, call the #Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. 

For those who are blessed to have your moms with you, make her day and everyday a special one. Make sure you tell her and show her that you love her.

You are loved, capable, intelligent, beautiful, and fearfully and wonderfully made! #God’s will is that you have an abundant, healthy and fulfilled life. I dare you to try him! If you like this post, please give me a thumbs up, comment, and brighten someone else’s day by sharing it.

I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. Psalm 27:13-14

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