Sunday, May 12, 2013

My "First" Mother's Day

Mother's Day...bittersweet...

While it is my first with my child in my arms, it really isn't my first. Last year we had already accepted a referral and were almost on our way to meet our son and the year before that I was pregnant. This year, my baby is in my arms, but that doesn't take away the pain.

I ache for those women that aren't yet mothers but desire to be. I ache for those women that have lost babies. I ache for those women that have lost mothers, grandmothers, etc. I ache for those women who have placed their children for adoption. I ache for those women that don't have good relationships with their mothers. I ache for the children that don't have mother to celebrate with.

Please remember that it is not a joyous day for everyone. Please be careful with your comments. You never know what people may be experiencing.


  1. I've been thinking about you all day. I spent many Mother's Days at church in tears because I still was not a mother. Now I still spend it in tears because I ache for those women, too. It's a tough holiday. I don't think that will ever change for me. That being said, I hope you did find some joy today.

  2. Well said, Lisa. Continued prayers for you, my friend.