The Day After Mother’s Day

Happy Monday morning!  I had thought I would avoid the computer – particularly the “land of blogs” – today as I knew (or suspected) there were plenty of posts recapping lovely moments and sweet events from yesterday.  And I just did not think it best for me to read through those recaps.  Not that I am not happy for each one who enjoyed a special day yesterday.  If that was you, I genuinely am happy for you:)  My day was difficult.  It was long and my heart was heavier (than normal).  To be honest, I was extra glad for Monday morning to get here.  Well…I am always excited for Monday morning but even more so this morning!  Even as I typed Friday’s post, I really thought I had a handle on the struggles and emotions of Mother’s Day; however, yesterday, they really snuck up on me.

But, this morning is a new day.  A beautiful new day, in fact.  God is faithful – always faithful and He is good.  Let me share a photo my brother sent me on Saturday evening.  God knew the next day was going to be hard on my heart and, through my brother, He sent me this reminder of His promises.

Taken just after a hard afternoon rain shower.  To my brother, no doubt, just a pretty sight from his apartment balcony.  But, on Sunday afternoon, to me it was so much more.  I am not a believer in coincidences, per se, but this is a quote from the devotional my husband and I read on Sunday morning before church.  “(God) has purposefully created the physical world in such a way that it points to His existence and His charater…..through the beatuy of the sunset, the power of the storm, the inexhaustible wings of the hummingbird, the hugeness of the mountain, the whisper of the breeze…….and so on.”  Just in case I had missed it, I was reminded what a personal message and reminder of God’s care for me could be seen in that rainbow.  Isn’t that amazing?!!

I hope that will encourage anyone who needs it this morning.  I pray you will purposefully look for God’s reminders – personal reminders sent just for you – around you today!!  Here’s to a peaceful and blessings filled week ahead!

16 thoughts on “The Day After Mother’s Day

  1. I’m sorry to hear you had a tough day yesterday. It was tough at times and long for me, too. My husband and daughter took me out for brunch and I really enjoyed it and we had a nice time, but I had a lot of sad moments while thinking about my mom and missing her. I hated to rush through the day, but I was also ready for it to be over at the same time. What a beautiful rainbow and a reminder of God’s goodness. Praying you have a peaceful, blessed week!

    1. Thank you, Julia for you sweet comment and for the understanding thoughts. So many mixed emotions on “one simple day” – funny, isn’t it?? I’m so glad you stopped by!

  2. My heart is with you Jennifer. Thank you for sharing this. The photo of the sun through the leaves and your brother’s rainbow is a sight to behold.

    1. Thanks Denise. Hope you are not getting waterlogged….it has been some rainy, drippy days, hasn’t it??!

  3. Hello, my friend. The rainbow, both in the photo and in the devotional, was a message for you from across eternity. I have experienced a similar blessing and know how much it means. Hugs for a cozy, calming, lovely evening!~

  4. That is such a beautiful photo! I just love when I see rainbows; particularly bright vivid double rainbows like that. They somehow make that moment seem magical.

  5. What a beautiful and honest post, my friend. I know several people who struggled on Mother’s day; I did in my own way, because of my son’s upcoming move. I love that picture that your brother sent! How sweet of the Lord to give you that just when He knew you would need it most. I love what the devotional said about how creation points to God’s existence, and what you said about how God is always faithful and good. Thank you for sharing from your heart. Much love to you!

    1. Jennifer – I do hope all goes well Noah’s move…and that God will give you just the comfort and encouragement your mama’s heart needs as he heads off! Thanks for stopping by!

  6. Yeah. It was a hard day, wasn’t it. For so many of us. Even yesterday brought some sadness. But being aware and honest and naming what’s going on in our souls gives us freedom to grieve yet again. And that can be a very good thing.

    1. Thank you, Linda. I appreciate your comment – and understanding. I hope you are having a peace-filled week, my friend.

  7. A beautiful rainbow brightening up a grey sky. A wonderful picture of God’s grace and faithfulness in our lives. Holding you in my prayers.

    1. Thank you, Beverley! So glad you found your way to the blog. Thanks for visiting – and for leaving a comment. I look forward to visiting again soon!!

  8. Bless your heart. I am sorry this Mother’s Day was particularly difficult for you. Today our sermon at church was about God pouring out the Holy Spirit onto us in ways that speak directly to us. I paraphrase, of course, and poorly!! But that spoke to me because when I first accepted God into my life, I asked Him to give me a sign that He was there for me, that He loved me. At the time I was a ‘poor’ single mom with 2 girls in high school. I always looked for pennies everywhere I went. Pennies for good luck. On way day during a walk around the block, He put a quarter, dime, nickel and 3 pennies in my path, one coin here, another coin there, but all on the same walk. God was speaking to me in my ‘currency’ – pardon the pun. And He was speaking to you in your ‘currency’ – a beautiful rainbow. Sending you love, my friend.

  9. You are in my heart, Jennifer, thank you for your honest reflection about Mother’s Day. I thank God for the wonders you noticed, for the way you were held in infinite love for that difficult day.

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