Almost 41 years ago, I made my entrance into this world, bestowing the title of “Mom” onto the beautiful young woman who God designated to take on this daunting task. Today I say THANK YOU and HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY to that exceptional, world-class woman, my Mom. I love you so much!
Almost 21 years ago I chose to take on the bittersweet title of “birth mother”. It was a decision that didn’t come lightly or easily. Sensible Brain and Broken Heart argued for 9 months, often till wee hours of the morning. My pillow was reduced to a sopping battlefield of tears as one warred against the other. My broken heart eventually surrendering to sensibility.
Another woman’s words, “She will always know you love her,” eased my sadness as I placed her baby girl in her loving open arms. Today I say THANK YOU and HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY to S.’s Mom, another exceptional, world-class woman.
Nearly 11 years later and 11 years ago a robust 8 pound little man grabbed up at my tear-streaked face as he was placed on my chest, screaming and wailing. I ardently embraced my SON and the awareness that I was his MOM!
After several long and sleepless months of colic and crying the treasures of motherhood were finally revealed. This bald-headed, inquisitive little boy, his dimpled little fingers nestled in the palm of my hand–he would grow up to be a smart and funny kid, kind and loving, “everybody’s buddy”, as he’s known.
Fast forward to 2005 on a lovely, untroubled Spring afternoon, we received the news from the ultrasound tech that we were expecting a little GIRL! “What am I going to do with a little GIRL?!” I giggled to myself! I had become well-versed in the concerns of choo choo trains, airplanes, diggers, Hot Wheels, fire engines and trucks. I smiled at the prospect of pink dresses, tutus and tea parties.
She arrived with the sunrise and has been a ray of sunshine in our lives ever since. Her compassionate heart and her kind soul are what make her truly beautiful.
We had our boy, we had our girl and all was right with the world.
The rest of our story is before you on the pages of this blog. The days of excruciating fear and worry threatening to crush me beneath their weight. The times of ebullient joy spinning and whirling my soul off into the cloudless blue yonder. They are all here and all a part of this great journey of Motherhood.
Happy Mother’s Day to ALL the mothers out there! A special hug to the mothers who are without their babies and children today. And a special hug to the ones who are without their mothers. May God bless you especially so today. May you be comforted by the beautiful reunions that await you one glorious day.
‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”
(Revelation 21:4, 5 NIV)
“Happy Mudder’s Day from meeeee!!”