I hope you enjoyed yesterday’s post. My mom was blessed ~ that made my day. After church we spent the afternoon with my parents. Mom picked up BBQ Chicken for lunch so no one had to cook. I worked on my book, Mary played with the puppy and on my dad’s laptop, Mom was on Pogo while Ed and my dad worked on their golf swings with Tiger Woods on the gaming system. As the afternoon transitioned the sound of Zzzzz’s could be heard. Mary and the puppy on Mom’s bed, Dad on the couch and I fell asleep on the loveseat surrounded by my notes and laptop. Ed and my mother were laughing as we all started wake up. Mom said “At least we know we have a relaxing house.” We all laughed.
As I awoke this morning I thought of how blessed I was to spend the day with both my parents, especially my mom since it was Mother’s Day. As I read my morning devotions it dawned on me…what about those unable to relax and nap at their Mom’s house? I have friends and family who have lost their Mom’s to cancer, old age and tragedy. I said extra prayers for all the sons and daughters unable to celebrate Mother’s Day with their mom yesterday. A blessing I cherish and appreciate all the more. It will never be easy to say good-bye to our Mom’s or Dad’s but it is even harder when your mother is among the missing.
Today’s blog is in remembrance to all the sons and daughters who have lost their mother either to death or to kidnapping. One of my friends, Stacy prays daily for the return of her sister-in-law, Audrey Herron. When Audrey was kidnapped ~ she left behind a loving husband and three beautiful children. One of her children is now a friend to my daughter. These two girls met during the Ride for Missing Children in Albany a few years ago and their friendship is a blessing to both. My daughter lost an aunt, she never met. And Stacy’s niece lost her Mom. Her mom went to work and never came home again…she is among the missing. These two girls have a bond – one lost and aunt while the other lost her mother.
Will you join me in praying for those that celebrated Mother’s day without their Mom’s this year? This might have been the first Mother’s Day without your mom or the twentieth yet the pain and grief still has a sting. I’m thankful and praise God daily for my parents and being able to see them every day.
I pray for those that struggled through the mother’s day to know Jesus is there to hold them when they don’t feel like they can get out of bed. I pray for the children left behind that have “lost” their mothers due to kidnapping. It has to be hard to celebrate mother’s day when you don’t know where your child is and on the same note…it must be hard as the child left to celebrate Mother’s Day when you don’t know where your Mom is or if she is even alive. Lift the motherless in prayer…pray they will be able to hold the memories they have of their Mom’s. Pray for the young baby who never had the chance to formulate a memory. Children and adults alike go missing everyday…will you pray for their return.
There is a link on the photograph above and a video clip below. Will you join me in saying a special prayer for Audrey Herron and her family today, especially her children? K.L. – we love you and you are always in our prayers!!
For more information about Audrey Herron: http://www.riding4audrey.com/missingaudreymay.htm
To meet hear my dear friend Stacy talk about her sister-in-law,
watch today's YouTube clip.
Thank you for your prayers!
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323