It is really sad that there are so many parents who don't know how to parent well. It is very sad that there are some mom's who willingly or under pressure chose to become a parent of a dead child via abortion. It is very sad that some mom's are trapped in marriages that are both harmful to the mom but also to the child whom she cannot protect. Our world is cursed by sin but God tells us to honor these parents anyway.
It is very sad that some mom's for whatever reason can't or won't parent the child to whom they give birth. It is very sad that some women will never experience new life within their own bodies due to infertility or celibate singleness. It is very sad that some mom's and daughters or sons have such a fractured relationship that communication is virtually nil. Our world is cursed by sin that causes death, illness, corrupt governments, bad family planning policies and fractured relationships. God tells us to honor our parents.
For those women waiting either for their own bodies to work and birth a baby or for those waiting in the adoption line for a child, don't give up, and you are honored here for your willingness to parent and love a child. For those who have children even children who have passed due to illness or miscarriage, you are honored here for the willingness to give birth and parent through difficult circumstances of loving a child pre-born or through an illness such as cancer.
For the women who were unable or unwilling to parent due to government policies, understand of your own circumstances, or your own choice for whatever reason, you are honored here for loving your child through pregnancy, delivery and placement for adoption. You have shown you loved your child enough to make a difficult decision for another.
Thank you to my own mom who raised 4 of us and now is enjoying being a grandparent to 6. Happy Mother's Day!