Friday, April 22, 2011

Five Minute Friday...Hard Love

Do you have five minutes? As mothers sometimes that is all we can spare to get in a bit of writing. That is probably why I like this blog hop each week. It gives me a set amount of time to get my writing done and it gives me something to write on when I just can't find words for anything else. Hop on over to The Gypsy Mama and join in on this blog hop today.


Have you ever stopped and thought of the agony that Mary, Jesus' mother went through as she watched her son dying on the cross? What must have that been like for her? For a mother to loss her child.

The love of a mother goes so deep. I think it is one of the deepest feelings we will ever encounter. I have seen a child die. I have held a child in my arms as she died. We had to make the agonizing call to stop trying to resuscitate her and just let her go. That is hard love. The hardest decision, one no parent ever wants to have to make.

As mothers we go through so much for our children; the sleepless nights, getting thrown up, peed and pooped on, the hard labor, and so much more. But it is all worth it to see the smiles and feel the wonderful hugs and kisses.


I have a few more minutes and wanted to write a bit more about Mary and what I have been thinking. I don't know why until tonight it never occurred to me what it must have felt like for Mary to watch her son die. Mary had to witness one of the worst things for a parent, the death of a child. What must that have been like for her? To watch the life leave her first born son and there was nothing she could do for him. To see him suffer and be in so much pain.

Wow, what a picture. What a way to think about Easter and really grasp how much God loved us. To let his son go through so much pain and to die, because of his amazing love for us.

Good Friday has a new meaning in my heart tonight as I think of it in an entirely different light. The pain of parents watching their child died.

But what a glorious promise that we will see those children again one day.

May you have a blessed Easter weekend.


Anonymous said...

That is very touching. I too have considered Mary and the agony she must have felt. It makes it very real for us mothers, as we hold our children tightly, wanting to shield them from all harm.

Caroline said...

What a beautiful post.
Wishing you a Happy Easter weekend.

Diana Trautwein said...

This is lovely - and so true. I carried my second child in the season of Advent and she was born in early December. That year was the year I tuned into Mary in a big way - when you stop and really think about it, as moms who have birthed babes - we are connected to her in ways that no one else is. So thank you for that reminder tonight.

Patty Ann said...

Love the thoughts of this one today. Thank you for sharing.

ccc said...

Yes, I agree with you on Mary. No mother should have to witness their child's death. I look to model her holiness in this situation.
I also awarded you a versatile blogger award--if you are interested just go to my most recent post on my blog. Happy Easter.

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