This year, however, Mother's Day has taken on a whole new meaning and brought so many different emotions. I am so thankful for my mom and what she does for me and means to me. I am so grateful and realize how blessed to have been chosen to be a mom to Laci and Megan. I never want to take that for granted. I am also full of excitement (and morning sickness) as Brad and I are expecting our 3rd child. But, with all that excitement, the events of the last year have brought new emotions and a sensitivity for so many others. I hope that when God takes me through trials, I never miss what he is trying to teach me. And, one thing I believe God taught me through the loss of my niece and a miscarriage shortly after, was to be sensitive to those who are longing to be parents or who have lost a child. I have learned that so many people struggle with infertility and/or have miscarriages. I have experienced (and still experiencing through Sarah) this emotional roller coaster of trying to get pregnant.
My heart breaks for my sister. As grateful as I am to be a mom, I want this day to come and go for her sake, so she does not have to cry or hurt. I know there are many others who have lost a child and/or who are longing for a baby. Today, I lift you up.
I will post periodically about baby #3 and we look forward to each and every time we get to hear the heartbeat, but through it all I want to always be sensitive to those who long for a child of their own or who have lost a child. And, through all of the ups and downs of this pregnancy, I want to give God the glory.
Praise God for Mother's and what they mean to us all.
Happy Mother's Day