Wkly Brief – Marginalized Mothers

Mother's Day Flowers

Throughout the world there are lovely women who raised beautiful children, and then something went terribly wrong. Perhaps the child picked up his first beer, or smoked her first joint. Maybe the child struggled with eating too much, or perhaps too little. Maybe the child missed many days of school, never graduated and still never leaves the house. Or maybe the child is no longer living.

You probably know one of these women. She was the one you laughed with at baseball games, and then she stopped coming. She is the mother who no longer calls you; who stays home; who worries. She is the mother who loves her child, but won’t necessarily ever hear her child return the words “I love you.”

Is there a good mother that you know who has lost a child to addiction, mental illness, suicide? Do you have the courage to call and wish her a Happy Mother’s Day? Are you willing to tell her you know she is a loving mother?

Yours might be the only call she gets this year.


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Enjoy reading, writing, hiking, hangin' with family, friends and my dogs, watching soccer (Go Breakers), baseball, football. Favorite foods are coffee, chocolate, and artichokes. Always thinking of new stuff to do and then not doing it.
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4 Responses to Wkly Brief – Marginalized Mothers

  1. What a touching post. Moms who struggle with these things will always wonder if they did enough, said enough, loved enough. It’s so important that we all come together to encourage them. Thank you for this kind reminder.

    • Barbara Rath says:

      Thank you for taking the time to visit and write. I find it is so easy to get wrapped up in my own happiness, or worse, self-pity, and I forget that there are others who might be lonely or need a kind word.

  2. Harliqueen says:

    Every mother needs support 🙂

    • Barbara Rath says:

      Thanks for taking the time to comment. I had a hard time staying focused on just these Moms. There are Mom’s caring for children with so many special needs; working moms, stay-at-home moms.

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