I am fortunate enough to still have my mother with me, but for those who no longer have their mother with them, for whatever reason I feel sadness.

Let’s not forget about those who spend at least 1 day a year not celebrating Mother’s Day with a visit or brunch at her favorite restaurant.

I don’t know what it is like to lose a mother even though someday I will have to face that too.

But maybe we can think about mothers all over the world who do their best to raise their children despite the challenges they may face, like war, poverty, crime, and violence; or mothers whose children never visit, and those mothers who spend lonely days in senior facilities.

Our world is big, yet in many ways so small.

Take time to reflect and to pray for those whose Mothers’ Day may not be filled with flowers and joy.