Mother’s Day Disappointment

Have you ever felt disappointed on Mother’s Day? You’re not alone. Over the years, I’ve had the same feeling. Each year would be different than the next yet the underlying emotion the same. This post is dedicated to mothers who do not feel appreciated. Who else can relate to the feeling of being estranged from your adult children? Who can better understand the heartache you feel when seeing young children holding their mom’s hand while your teenager rejects yours, than another mother?

What most mothers desire is a genuine appreciation and acknowledgment of their hard work from their spouses and especially their adult children. Mothers are delighted to receive gifts from children that express their love even if it was thought about at the last minute. Mothers enjoy escaping from the routine of their day and spending time with their kids. Our culture says we “deserve” to be served and pampered and consider ourselves important for a day therefore we can become depressed when there is no surprise breakfast in bed from the hubby or not even a Happy Mother’s Day from someone’s whose snotty nose we wiped or allowed to jump in bed with us when they were scared.

Don’t get me wrong; this is not to throw shade on moms who will receive a great Mother’s Day. I still hope that for myself. But if what I want doesn’t happen, when all around me are getting theirs, the ONLY place I can find true comfort is in God. To look towards Him and remember my role is to reflect who He is. To stop worrying, there is a bigger picture than just one day. When my eyes are on my circumstances instead of Him and His purpose and plan, depression sets in.

Dear Mom experiencing disappointed on Mother’s Day—have you been in His Word lately? Have you thanked Him for His love and grace towards you? Are you looking for the blessings, rather than focusing on the process? I know you’re out there. I know I’m not the only one who wishes that their child would treat you like a Queen for a day, or even a few hours. We don’t post on social media, do we? Because we don’t want anyone to see our frustration and bitterness. Perhaps God is saying to us, “run to Me and Me alone”—and maybe that means right now living without the flowers and the loving words. In Him we’ll have a better grasp of where our true sense of  value comes from. To have a less longing for special treatment and give more of ourselves to those around us and to be more like Jesus.

After all, well done my good and faithful servant are the words I want to hear the most.

Hugs, ladies!

Happy Mother’s Day!!


      1. Never give up Jesus will do it. In this life we would never know what we will experience. The Lord will make away and would like to experience this reunion with an abundance of peace.
        If this happen next week next month then that is your mother’s day. Your special day of blessings and breakthroughs

          1. I didn’t know you write I was just praying for you. I told the Lord that you want to feel appreciated and remind Him that He is a jealous God and apart of Him is in us so it’s right for yo to feel that way. I pray that the voice of the Lord will begin to speak to your child and whatever force standing in the way MUST break and give way for love to be experience. I pray for a conviction of heart and conscience will come alive. Let the walls of Jericho standing between this mother and her child be broken down in the name of Jesus Christ.

          2. The child is yours no matter how old refuse to feel the hurt and be militant about what you deserve and command the devil to hand off your child. When you can’t pray sleep and see how God will talk to you in your dream.
            God is ready to do great deliverance in our lives it is just for us to really stay focus and be sensitive to His leading. Remember never give us beautiful things comes the hard way. Fight the good fight of faith for victory shall be yours.

  1. Thank you for this. Second time today God told me to come to Him. I am deeply humbled. Your wards were like water on a parched land.

    God bless you sis. God has you. You are precious and honoured in His sight. Isaiah 43:4.

  2. Happy Mother’s Day to YOU! Whether or not your husband and children acknowledge how deserving you are of this day, I want to acknowledge and celebrate you! Thank you for being the woman of God that you are. Blessings and encouragement to you!

    1. I’m not married however I am going through a rough patch with my son. Thank you so much for the words of encouragement, I appreciate it. If you are a mother, Happy Mother’s Day to you!!

      1. I am, thank you sis! I pray your son will come to his senses and learn to love on his mother sooner rather than later, otherwise he will regret it when he no longer has the opportunity to do so!

  3. This is a sober take on the day at hand. I ache with you. I know that your son will see the beauty of his mother. I stand in agreement with brother Maurice in this prayer. Amen. I hope God’s word comforted you today. Lots of love and high fives, your sister.

  4. Good stuff!! So true, we must remember to go to Him to feel our true worth rather than people even if we think our own family should be able to offer encouragement…Thankfully God never fails us❤️

  5. When our kids grow up into adults we’re definitely reminded they have a mind of their own, this reality is sometimes harsh. I’m thankful we can pray and give our cares and our adult children to Jesus.

    1. There is very little we can control when they are adults, actually there is nothing we can control. But we can always go to God with our concerns knowing that He loves them more than we do and trust that He will work in their lives.

  6. Thank you so much for your words of kindness. For acknowledging their are those our their who are not acknowledged or appreciated even though you have given your all!