Monday, May 9, 2011

Sweetest Mother's Day

Yesterday was my first Mother's Day - a day that I have dreamed of celebrating for so many years and today my dreams came true. But for me, Mother's Day was also a day for me to reflect on the past 2 1/2 years of my journey to become a mother. It may have been a long journey, but it is a road I would gladly travel again.

Not long after I found out I was pregnant, a young, single girl at my office also found out that she was pregnant. She got pregnant from a drunken one night stand from a man that she had just met that night. I was asked by one of my co-workers if it made me sick to think about how easily she had gotten pregnant when it took me so long. At first I wanted to say "yes", but the truth is that I wouldn't change a thing about the path we traveled.

There was a reason for my journey. The past 2 1/2 years, my knees have become callused and bruised, but I know my Father more know than I did before. My eyes may have been swollen from tears, but I have seen the Lord at work. My heart may have hurt with yearning for a child, but today my heart overflows with joy at His blessings. I wouldn't trade any of these things for an "easy" fertility story. My eyes have seen the Lord work a MIRACLE and that alone was worth it.

This sweet baby girl was worth it!

(photograph taken by Reflections by Amanda Rooney)

My first Mother's Day was a day of reflection, a day of gratitude and a day of prayer. It was a day when Brant and I dedicated our child to the Lord and dedicated ourselves to raising our daughter in a Godly way. Mother's Day was a day of celebrating all He has done!


Tricia Nae said...

I love this post!! I am just so happy for you and Brant-She really is so precious!

mattandlinz said...

She is such a sweet blessing, I just love this picture of her! Glad you had a wonderful first Mother's Day!

Grimes Life said...

Happy First Mothers Day! :) I can't wait to see yall Thursday! :)

Ashley said...

such a sweet picture! what a tremendous blessing she is. i know you are also a blessing to many who are or will walk that same long journey!
i saw your comment about baby schedules....
babywise was our friend! let me know if you any more details..... i have a great blog i used to help me. :)

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