Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to all of my favorite momma's out there! You know who you are! But a little shout out to the mom's who've modeled for me what it's like to be a great mom... My mom, Auntie Kim, Annie, Anna, Sarah, Kristin, Natalie, Jessie, Becky.... the list could go on but each of these mom's has recently taught me at least one valuable lesson on how to be a good mom! Thank you and you are all a wonderful inspiration! I love you guys!
And a special Happy Mother's Day to all my waiting friends - being a mother without a baby is the hardest obstacle of all. Have faith, you're time will come. And since I know how much it stinks to hear that, I'll just say I love you girls!
It comes around every year;
but when you have empty arms,
it's very hard to hear.
It's a day to celebrate a mother,
for all the trials she overcame;
and a reminder to an infertile
of her loneliness and shame.
But what really makes a mother,
Is it just conception and birth?
Or is there something more,
that shows a mother's worth?
It's putting your child first,
in everything you do;
it's a sacrifice and determination,
and love and patience too.
An infertile woman makes all her plans,
around a child not yet conceived;
she loves them even though they aren't here,
more than she ever could have believed.
She appreciates and understands,
what a blessing that children are;
she words hard for just a chance
that motherhood is not that far.
All odds are stacked against her, and yet she still has hope;
everyday is a another struggle,
finding ways to help her cope.
So even though her arms are empty,
she can still be a mother too;
So say a special "Happy Mothers Day;
for those waiting for their dreams to come true!

And to Miss B... I can't imagine how hard today is for you. To know the love and joy of being a mother but not having Gabe to hold. Without you, celebrating today wouldn't be a possibility for me. Thank you so much for loving Gabriel so much that you allowed us the opprotunity to raise him. Never a day goes by without thinking of you, loving you and praying for you. Thank you so much for giving me this day and everyday with our Gabe. Love you!


Becky said...

Beautiful post, Meredith. I have so many friends in my heart today who have empty arms, waiting to be filled...thank you for your words these past weeks honoring them!

And wishing you and Baby Gaby a very wonderful Mother's Day :-) You're such a wonderful momma to him.

Donna said...

Meredith, what a gift you have for writing. It is so beautiful.
And of course there is the beautiful Gabe. Love, Donna

Christy said...

oh my gosh meredith! Your posts bring tears to my eyes. I never knew your story...and am so glad to have the opportunity to "read" your heart. I'm so happy for you and your family.