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It’s Good to Talk

Mothers Day is coming up.

You might feel warm hugs wrap around you at that announcement. Maybe tears if your mom is gone.

I lost my mom a few years ago, and I really miss her.

But not everyone had a wonderful mom like I did.

Perhaps you just want to hold your kids tight and hope no one mentions your mother.

Because calling your mom might be the last thing you want to do. Yet, what if you’re the only voice of God’s love to invade her life right now?

Or maybe you’re the mother … waiting by the phone … hoping your son or daughter will call on Mother’s Day, because you don’t hear from them much during the year. Except on holidays.

What about the aunt that everyone neglects?

The homeless woman who sits on the corner near your shopping center?

Or the many women residents at your local elder-care facility who never see a family member?

Perhaps you’re the mother who lost a child. Never would you have imagined living longer than your child. But it happened. And Mother’s Day haunts you.

Or maybe you’re the mom who never calls her kids … never shows interest in their lives … or seldom has time to listen to their stories.

It’s good to talk

We all need someone to validate us through conversation. Even if all we do is to listen.

Talking doesn’t mean you have to agree with everything that’s said. Nor do you have to get all sentimental. But you can listen. And you can share positive stories.

Bill Hoskins delivers a reminder of how frustrating it is to wait for someone to talk to you. And he does it in 51 seconds … and 30 of those seconds are silence. Priceless.

This week…

… think of one woman you can honor with a phone call. Especially the one who has no children … or her children aren’t a part of her life very much.

Someone’s waiting for you to call.

And it’s good to talk.

So make the call.

Cheering you on, because I’m truly honored to be walking this path with you.


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This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. You make a very good point in what you posted. I think of the ones in the nursing homes that are waiting … oh how it breaks my heart. I used to work in a nursing home and remember their little faces as they sat there waiting. Yes, it would make their day to have someone visit with them. Please, if your loved ones are in a nursing home, take the time and visit with them. AND if you have a mother still here, thank God for her. Call her and spend time with her. I got to talk to my mother this morning as it’s her birthday, and I tried to be one of the first to wish her a happy birthday. Our parents are so special and so important, and some times all they really want is to talk. Great point! Great post!

    1. Susan Gaddis

      Thank you for sharing your story of working in the nursing home, Shirley. I love visiting the elderly and seeing them light up just because someone wants to sit and talk with them. Mother’s Day so often leaves many women feeling lonely. Thanks for the support and bless you for stopping by!

  2. This is WONDERFUL, Susan. Mother’s Day is just hard for so many people. If we all make a point to reach out to even one person…wow, what a difference that makes. I have many friends still enduring infertility, and Mother’s Day is the most painful day all year for them. Thank you for this reminder. Definitely passing it on.

    1. Susan Gaddis

      So glad you like the post, Elizabeth. I’ve lost 2 children by miscarriage, and I can’t imagine how hard it most be for so many who have lost children after birth.

      Thank you for your comments and for stopping by.

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