Really great piece on how churches observe Mother's Day.

Really great piece on how churches observe Mother's Day.

Joined: September 13th, 2008, 5:13 pm

May 14th, 2012, 5:28 pm #1

A member of my church who is an older lesbian and recent seminary graduate who never had kids posted this to Facebook. I posted in my yellow board pep talk to the ladies still ttc that I can't really enjoy Mother's Day anymore since living through Mother's Days following the death of my mother and when I was trying to conceive. My church is usually very reserved about how it observes Mother's Day, but when I attended a more mainstream denomination, the ceremony around Mother's Day could be less sensitive.

http://messymiddle.com/2012/05/10/an-op ... mment-1108

Take care,

Maggie (in VA)
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Joined: February 6th, 2007, 12:57 am

May 14th, 2012, 6:52 pm #2

I just shared it on facebook and twitter too. Your sweet posts have made this Mother's Day a bit easier. So nice to know I'm not alone in my sad feelings. Hope you had a good one.


xoxo, Tracy


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Joined: August 12th, 2004, 4:42 pm

May 16th, 2012, 3:45 pm #3

A member of my church who is an older lesbian and recent seminary graduate who never had kids posted this to Facebook. I posted in my yellow board pep talk to the ladies still ttc that I can't really enjoy Mother's Day anymore since living through Mother's Days following the death of my mother and when I was trying to conceive. My church is usually very reserved about how it observes Mother's Day, but when I attended a more mainstream denomination, the ceremony around Mother's Day could be less sensitive.

http://messymiddle.com/2012/05/10/an-op ... mment-1108

Take care,

Maggie (in VA)
I always try to acknowledge those things on Mother's Day when I'm in charge of the service. Often the women of the church have "their" service on Mother's Day, and sometimes they're not as aware...

Maya

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