Happy Mother’s Day! Today we all honor our mothers. Some who are near and will spend time with them today. Some far away to whom cards/gifts are sent to and phone calls made. Some that have already left us and are deeply cherished in memory because of the love and legacy they left. Some who are adopted moms giving love to others as if they were their own children.
Our mother’s are states away so we sent gifts and cards. We plan on phone calls later to let everyone say happy Mother’s Day. One gift my kids helped me make for their grandmothers is this cute bag:
My kids enjoyed making these for their grandmas 🙂 my kids (and mostly my sweet husband) brought me a waffle breakfast in bed and homemade cards. Yes that is peanut butter and syrup, that is my favorite way to eat waffles!
I’m enjoying a Mother’s Day this year with my three precious children that I was told I could never have. You can read more about my struggle with infertility here. I do remember so vividly the 3 years of Mother’s Days while I struggled through my infertility though. Sitting in a church when all the mothers were asked to stand for recognition and I sat longing for a child of my own. I usually held my tears until at home, the pain was deep. Now that I am a mother I hold my babies a bit tighter on Mother’s Day and try my best to be sensitive to those who might be traveling the lonely road of infertility or loss of a child.
I have so much to be grateful for this Mother’s Day. A mother who loves me and my babies, a mother-in-law who raised my best friend and love of my life, a grandmother in heaven who loved me unconditionally and made sure I knew it, and a few mother figures who have adopted me when I am living far from my own and love me as a daughter when I need a mom hug or advice. Mostly this Mother’s Day I am grateful (that seems too inadequate a word) for my three precious children. They have given me joy beyond what I expected in motherhood. God has blessed me more than I deserve. I plan to spend the entire day cherishing each kiss, hug, snuggle and giggle. Thanks for stopping by!