A Letter to the Childless & Motherless on Mother's Day Dear Friend, It was with great compassion that my heart become deeply overwhelmed with the pain of those who are childless and motherless today. The tears welled in my eyes and the anguish of soul struck greatly. While, I personally felt great joy and contentment regarding sharing the day with my mother, mother of inheritance (mother in law), God mother, spiritual moms, and friends. I thought tenderly of the children I called God children, and thought of the day in which I would bear my own. Nevertheless, my heart became wrecked with great travail and prayer for the women who are childless. Specifically, those who have a strong desire to have children. And, who smile outwardly and weep secretly of the pain of miscarriages, rainbow babies, and/or those who died prematurely. The tears, the cries, the weeps, the groanings, the moanings, and the longings. I pray that the God of comfort overwhelm you with his deep love and mercy. Know that the Lord hears your desire and is committed to your desire for a family. Know you are not being overlooked or forgotten! And, I pray for those that go motherless and whose hearts feels orphaned. In your desire to be nurtured and cared for by the loving kindness of your mother, to share a laugh or a simple phone conversation. Please receive the closeness and comfort of the Holy Spirit! Please know that the Lord loves you and know your pain. Please know that He places the lonely in family. Know that in the absence of your mother or father, God will not fail you. Know you have not been forsaken or abandoned! Be loved and encouraged today!
Crystal S. Zanders is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who works in private practice in Suburban Chicago. Crystal obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of Illinois at Chicago and Master of Arts in Counseling from Concordia University-Chicago in River Forest, IL. Crystal has over 8 years of experience providing counseling, advising, and coaching to individuals seeking to restore their lives. Crystal is actively involve in ministry. Crystal serves on the leadership team alongside her husband at Prayer City Church in Wheaton, IL. Additionally, Crystal is the co-founder of The Oasis Ministry, a women's ministry designed to encourage women in their growth in faith, purpose, and wholeness! Crystal’s favorite pastimes include: reading, writing, crocheting/knitting skills, and going to the movies. Her heart’s desire is to see individuals gain insight into their God-given identity and live a life of wholeness and purpose! Crystal loves to bring clarity and understanding through the truth of God’s Word and enjoys utilizing writing as a teaching modality.