Mother's Day is a mixed day for me. I am honored to be a mommy to 4 beautiful children and be celebrated on this day but I am also saddened that today I am missing one of those beautiful children. My introduction to motherhood was a tough one. Within the first 12 hours of his birth I heard the worst words any mother wants to hear....I am afraid your son may die. I have said many times that those 55 days were some of the best and worst days of my life. I miss my son terribly and wish that my Mother's Day didn't include some sadness as well. I am burdened on this day for all those that are sad and grieving on this day. Grieving the loss of their own mother, grieving the loss of a child, grieving the loss of the children they are yet to have...Mother's Day isn't a happy day for all and I am thankful that the Lord has left a burden on my heart on this day especially to remember those that aren't celebrating. If you are one of those people, I prayed for you today. I am sorry that today was hard and I wish it was different.
I am thankful for all my children and that the Lord blessed me to be the mommy to them. What an honor and gift it is to be called mommy. I was especially thankful to celebrate the baptism of Maggie today (I will do a post on it soon).
Happy Mother's Day to two beautiful women in my life. I am so thankful for a wonderful mother who has loved me unconditionally and taught me so much about motherhood and life. I am also thankful for a wonderful mother in law who has loved me as her own for almost 10 years. Thank you for your love, sacrifice, and encouragement through the years.
Happy Mother's Day!