In the past, my Mother’s Day activities revolved around sending cards and a few gifts to my daughter, daughters-in-law, girlfriends, family, and a few others. It was a special reminder to them of my appreciation for the loving investment in the lives of the next generation. However, this year I will send the cards but reach out to some mothers that have seemingly lost their way in life.
There is a group of mothers that are laboring in a court-ordered addiction recovery program. Their challenges are great but the rewards are better … they get to keep custody of their children. They are saying no to addiction and yes to their children and family. What courage and strength!
Along with a few friends, I began a group of volunteers to lovingly serve these mothers. Our little army of helpers is hosting a Mother’s Day celebration luncheon for 65!
Our team provides the entire meal, fun games—with prizes—and a small take-home favor that reminds them of motherhood. The giggles, hugs, and the sparkle in their eyes are affirmation that mothers serving mothers is the best thank you!
Karen Loritts has served alongside her pastor husband in ministry for over three decades as a teacher, mentor and international speaker. She served as the keynote speaker for the True Woman conferences held by Revive Our Hearts. Karen is a mom to four and a grandmother of 8 who continues to host Grandparent Camp each summer in her home. She is a Founding member of a community outreach program that gives away thousands of dollars each year to those in need who are working towards a better future. Karen has been a mom for 40 years and she and Crawford have been married for 42 years.