Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mother's Day

I can't believe this is my 5th mother's day. I spent so many months and years praying to become a mom and thought I never would and here I am FIVE Mother's days later. WOW. 
This picture was technically my first mother's day. I found out I was pregnant (HUGE shock) and 3 days later we were on a plane to Kauai on what was supposed to be a "we can't have a baby so let's spend our money in Hawaii trip and relax". ha! 
Scott took this picture of me on Mother's Day 2008.  I love the irony that later we realized there was a rainbow behind me. God is always with me. 

 My first REAL Mother's day.  We dedicated Harper at church. I have never felt so thankful in all my life. We had the child we had prayed and dreamed for. And after all we went through with her birth I was just so thankful she was alive. I still am. Even when her 3 year old mouth is sassing me BIG time - I try to remember just how precious her little life is.

Mother's Day 2009
Mother's Day 2011. I was so overwhelmed with being blessed with TWO little girls. I love that in this picture I am so happy and both my babies look miserable. ha! Oh Motherhood. We dedicated Hollis last year and even though everything about her has been easy (except her sleeping) - I am no less overwhelmed with thankfulness for her precious life. Every child is a gift.

And today. Well - today's pic is in our pj's. Not the day I had planned. I had planned a day of church and then Scott was going to give me an afternoon away. And then Scott & Hollis both woke up sick. So no church and I'm spending the day on the job. But that's okay. That's motherhood, right?
I'm so thankful for the two blessings who made me a mom. And I'm so thankful for my wonderful mom and MIL. And for my two grandmothers who blessed my life so much.
And I'm praying for all of you who are hoping to be a mother one day. I'm praying this verse:
 May the God of Hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him so that you may overflow with hope. Romans 15:13.
And for those of you who are missing your mom today - may God give you comfort.
Happy Mother's Day!

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