Annie hits the nail on the head. If mother’s day is hard for you then you need to read this short article. I pray that God will heal the hurt, that so many victims feel, one day soon.
For many, Mother’s Day is a time to remember and reflect on fond memories of values and lessons learned from our mothers. The day is filled with loving cards, brunches, flowers, gifts and family time. The media floods the airways with commercials depicting tender moments between a mother and child. This is a day to honor mother.
Roughly 30 percent of the population is survivors of child abuse. They will not have these tender feelings. Many have just the opposite of the memories in the media. Once again we will be faced with trying to forget painful memories of abuse endured.
Survivors long for a loving and tender relationship with their own mother, even while knowing that their relationship may never be that way. This makes it especially painful for the survivor on this day.
They may remember those moments when they made a special project at school…
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