I hope everyone had a great weekend!
Mother’s Day…. that day can bring about so many different emotions.
For those who long to have children and don’t yet…. it is painful.
For those with sweet ones at home…. it is joyful.
For those who have lost their mother…. it is grief.
For those whose mother is there to celebrate with them…. it is a celebration.
For those who are alone on mother’s day…. it is lonely.
For those who are with family and loved ones…. it’s a blessed day.
There are so many people who hurt on Mother’s Day, and I was one of them for years. It almost seems hypocritical of me to “celebrate”. However, I don’t think it is the case.
God has blessed me more than I deserve by gifting me with a sweet boy that calls me “mama”. (except when I want him to say mama, and he says “dada, dada”.. but that’s another story.)
I know my blessing was someone else’s loss, and for that I’m eternally grateful.
I’m thankful that my son’s biological mother loved him enough to choose life for him and chose adoption.
For this reason, I can celebrate Mother’s Day as a “Mama”.
I can also celebrate Mother’s Day because of my mom. She gave me life, raised me to hate bugs, love the sun, go barefoot, drink sweet tea, keep a clean house, have a very good and detailed memory, and be a strong and independent woman.
I celebrate Mother’s Day for my husband’s mother. MaryAnn is one of the sweetest, gentle, and sincere people I know. I can’t thank her enough for raising my husband to love the Lord, love music, share her love for the mountains and hiking, and teaching him to do everything he does to the best of his ability…. which he always does!
I also celebrate Mother’s Day for my sweet sisters who have given me the sweetest nieces and nephews. They are my role models for how to be a good mom.
Finally, I celebrate Mother’s Day for all my sweet mama friends who inspire me, lift me up, encourage me, and give me sanity each and every day.
For those sweet ladies out there whose hearts ache on Mother’s Day, know you aren’t forgotten. There is no pain like wanting a child, yet being infertile. You feel forgotten and it seems like everyone around you keeps having babies.
Please know that God has a plan for your life. I know my infertility was not in vain. It lead us to adopt Baby Delight, and for that I’m eternally grateful. I wouldn’t change that for anything.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms and future moms out there!
I hope you all have a Marvelous Monday friends!
What did you do this weekend?
How did you celebrate Mother’s Day?