"Children's children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children" (Proverbs 17:6).
As we celebrated Mother's Day yesterday, I felt a lot of different emotions...
Grief- for the 3 babies that I will never be able to hold on this side of heaven
Empathy- for Deborah and her birth mother
Gratitude- for Deborah's birth mother and the many moms who made an adoption plan for their children
Anxiety-for waiting to hold our little boy and one day bring him home to his forever family
Happiness- for those who open their hearts and homes to be temporary moms to foster children; for first time moms; for anyone who's experienced the blessings through adoption
Sadness- for the mother of the 32 year old missing man and his wife and child; for those who have lost their mothers; for those who would like to be mothers and are unable
Thankfulness- for my mom and mother-in-law's health and love that they lavish on their children and grandchildren
JOY- for the overflowing blessings of being a mother to my lovely 4 children
I am so blessed to be a mom to these precious children. I love them more than words could ever describe.
Continuing to give thanks...
-my loving mom- her smiles, love, hospitality, helping hands, her health and her deep faith
-my mother-in-law- her kindness, gentleness, love, generosity, her health and her deep faith
-unspoken words: I said to Deborah how I felt blessed that she is my baby, and she lunged toward me to give me a gentle, loving hug
-being a mom!!!
-my four loving, fun, energetic, creative, loud children
-visiting with my lovely niece and her beautiful baby
-first time Moms!
-going out to dinner as a family
-God's white sprinkles on the deck and evidence of His control over all things
-God's transcendence and immanence, and this reminder from our guest pastor