Joe could feel it, sneaking up on him again. Mother’s Day was coming. The reminder of the hurt and loss he suffered through as a child. He describes it as missing a limb that he never had. It was like an emotional dam bursting as the holiday drew closer: Why did my own mother not love me? What is wrong with me? Why does it still hurt, decades later?
Mother’s Day carries a lot of baggage for Joe and consequently for our marriage and we still haven’t figured out what to do with it. It’s complicated, and that’s okay. If you struggle with celebrating Mother’s Day, you’re not alone. But there is hope and healing as we submit those hurts to God and let His love have the final word in our lives.
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Hosted by Joe and Tara Buchanan with Northwestern Media
WCIC’s brand new podcast, Behind Our Smiles, takes you behind the smiles of Joe and Tara Buchanan as they share how they find joy amidst the challenges they have faced in their marriage. Joe is our Station Manager and he and Tara have been married for 24 years and have four children. If you enjoyed hearing Joe’s story on the first episode of The Unfolding, you’ll love hearing the story that God continued to write in their marriage and family.
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