Sunday, May 11, 2008

Mother's Day Thoughts

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!


Tracey said...

Thanks for the nice look like a nice mom and your children look happy!! God Bless

Heather L. said...

What a beautiful post for mother's day. I so appreciate the heart you have for adoption and for those struggling with infertility. Whether it is infertility, or a chronic illness, or unspoken family struggles, etc. etc. it means so much when there are others who have gone through such pain and are able to stand there and encourage others in the same boat. I pray that God will continue to use you to be a blessing to many others, and may He continue to bless you with joy in your own family.