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[su_dropcap style=”flat”]I[/su_dropcap]T SEEMS APPROPRIATE to comment and acknowledge Mothers around the world as Mother’s Day approaches for 2016.

I know that there are Mothers who will have an abundance of family to celebrate who they are, what they mean to those who know and love them, and there will also be Mothers who will have lost a child way too soon, and there will be no greeting from them, only memories; there will be the Mothers in prison who cannot connect with their children, Mothers who are in labor for the first time. But the more significant are the Mothers who will abort their babies, and years later wonder and regret.

GiannaBerettaMollanel1952I would like to share a story of a Saint, “Gianna Beretta Molla”, a Saint in our times, (+1962). She was two months pregnant with her fourth child when doctors discovered a tumor on her uterus. A physician herself, Gianna understood her options: either remove the uterus with the tumor, ending the child’s life, or remove the tumor and leave the child, risking a severe injury to her uterus, a threat to her own life.

Gianna told them to remove the tumor. She prayed and watched for seven months trusting in faith, ready for anything provided the life of her child be saved. She delivered the healthy baby girl, but contracted a grave infection, many testifying to her agony before her death as a result.

She declared her values of a Christian mother, which has become “obsolete” it seems in our age with our young. As a result, a woman who is determined to be consistent with her principles often feels deeply alone, alone in her love, which she cannot betray, and to which she must remain faithful.

Mothers Day

I am a mother and a grandmother, with the principles in life that I thought was right, doing what I thought was best to be a good mother. This Mother’s Day I will not be a part of this special days celebration in the lives of my children or grandchildren, but they remain embedded in my heart and soul.

I send to all Mothers who will not be able to share in this celebration, my love, my prayers, giving much thanks to God for just being a Mother and a Grandmother, a gift from God no one can take away from me. I may not be able to be apart of the lives of my children or grandchildren, but they will always remain a part of mine.

Lynn Forrester-Pitocco
Lynn Forrester-Pitocco
LYNN is Retired from Law Enforcement as a Police Officer, with a background in nursing and previously a member of the Search and Rescue Team with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, A retired member of the Orange Police Department, she became the first female SWAT member on an elite team while becoming a member of the Olympic Shooting Team during the early years on the department. A mother and a grandmother, a devout Catholic who currently resides in Houston, Texas. Her hobbies include writing, painting, and a contemplative prayer life. She is in love with her faith, but the love she carries for her two grown children and grandchildren who rest in her heart surpasses everything except her faith in God. Since retirement, Lynn has done private investigation, worked as a gang counselor with middle schools, A member of Bl. Mother Teresa’s Order called the (Lay Missionaries of Charity), she is also a pro-life advocate, often called upon to give testimony and speak to youth groups, as well as adult forums. She has published a children’s book entitled “The Children’s Garden” and is currently working on two additional children’s books. She is currently working on the major one focused on her experience in Law Enforcement entitled “Heels and a Badge”. (copyright). Her paintings and sketches, writings, can be viewed on her Pinterest boards (click on the Pinterest ICON below). Her dream is to one-day write a movie for Hallmark. Dreams do come true … See Lynn’s entire collection of thought-provoking Articles by clicking on her byline. Lynn is a contributing author to the inspiring book Chaos to Clarity: Sacred Stories of Transformational Change.

5 COMMENTS

  1. Dear Lynn, Having just read this beautiful tribute, I know why God so strongly brought you to my mind this morning. I pray for you on a regular basis but this morning, I prayed that God would bring healing to your heart and for loving relationships to be restored. I prayed that God would bring joy to you today and that he would surround you with love. I have specific people I pray for almost daily and you are one of them. As I read “This Mother’s Day I will not be a part of this special days celebration in the lives of my children or grandchildren, but they remain embedded in my heart and soul.” I am crushed for you, my friend. I won’t be spending the day with my children or grandchildren either, but that’s because I let them celebrate being a mom today and have caught up with them this past week and will see them in the coming week too. Extra prayers for your relationships to be rebuilt on forgiveness and the desire to be a family.

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