Mother’s Day is almost here. It’s a day filled with emotion. Beautiful and painful all at once. Tucked away in the day are deep feelings of gratitude for what we have been given. And right alongside those feelings of gratitude lie feelings of grief for what we never received and for what we have lost.
But around the meaning of “Mother” we each come to the table with our hearts displayed.
Broken, crushed, shattered, and hurting.
Yet beautiful, overflowing, complete, and redeemed.
We come together in the knowing of motherhood. One mother looking into the eyes of another. Knowing. Understanding. And lifting up.
It’s not easy, this trail we follow to live as a Mother. It pulls our hearts in directions we never knew possible leaving us raw and for the all the world to see.
But what God does with our story is unique. It’s how He shapes and expands our patience, our courage, our hope, and our love.
Adoption and Motherhood
Each year I can’t help but think of adoption when I think of Motherhood. For me, Motherhood has much celebration and much grief. But never do I lose sight of the gift I have been given. The lessons I’ve been taught. And the changes God has made in me and in us as a family. I’m humbled by His work, His love, and the unwavering strength and hope He offers me. There really are no words quite adequate enough, but I pray this poem touches and encourages your heart today.
You arrived into my life with both gentleness and fervor. Tenderness and tenacity.
Each of you so different, yet so the same.
Two born of my flesh and one born of my heart.
Only a fact that simply matters not.
You have opened my eyes. Changed me. Remade me.
With laughter-filled crinkly little eyes and rage filled fiery ones.
The joy…the pain…the giggles…and the tears.
All together they forced me to my knees.
And pushed me out of the complacency of my well-controlled world.
Out of the comfort zone
And into a zone of chaos where a love so encompassing was birthed.
A love like the Father’s.
Now I can wrap my head around it just a little more. How He loves me isn’t quite the mystery as it was before.
More evidence that there is a God.
One who hand-picks our families and calls us by name.
From of our flesh to half-way round the world
Love is born,
Lives are turned upside down,
But then rebuilt into something new.
And families made whole again.
There is a God. And He gave me you.
His love consumed my heart.
It shook my soul.
I love you….
And I am honored,
To be called your
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Praying for you
Sweet friends, our hearts are united today whether you are celebrating, grieving, or somewhere in between. If this day is especially painful for you, I want to pray for you. If it’s a huge celebration, I want to know that, too. And if you are like most, grieving one part yet celebrating another, I’d love to meet you there. Leave your prayer requests and celebrations in the comment so together we can unite through the love of Motherhood.
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Today I must leave you with one Mother’s story of a long season where Mother’s Day was a day of grief. Her story is one of years of infertility. She understands your pain. She knows how much you want to celebrate the joys of others, yet the hurt is just too deep.
“I struggled for many years on Mother’s Day. It was one of the hardest holidays for me.
I will never forget the day I walked out of church holding back my sobs desperately wanting to be a mommy. And on this particular Mother’s Day, the evidence that I wasn’t one was more than I could handle.”
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