Happy Mother's Day to all of you moms out there! I've had a wonderful day and been thoroughly blessed by my husband and kids. It's such a privilege to be Calvin & Patrick's mom - I pray that I never take that for granted. God chose a wonderful though often challenging and certainly emotional path to motherhood for me but I'm thankful for His way. God has given me a fantastic gift in my children - I love them more than I could ever express.
In the beauty of my day, I can't help but think of the millions (yes, MILLIONS - I heard a recent estimation of 137 million) of children that don't have a mom. My heart breaks for them. I cannot imagine not having a family to come home to, no one to call with exciting news, no mom to kiss away your tears and tell you it will be okay, no one. I pray that many children will be united with their forever families this year and that God will continue to bring adoptive families forward. I pray for the families that I know adding to their family through domestic adoption and international adoption - China, Ethiopia, Guatamala, Kazakhstan, Russia, Taiwan and many more! I thank God for the love He has given you for these children. I pray His blessing and provision as you give of yourselves financially and emotionally. I thank God for your walk of faith. You bless and inspire me!
And today on this day that recognizes mothers everywhere, I pray for the many, many couples experiencing infertility. Your walk is a difficult one and very often not understood. I pray for peace amidst the tremendous pain - the often silent suffering. I pray for understanding family and friends who embrace you with love and sensitivity. I pray for your dreams of parenthood to be realized.
May God bless all of you!