Happy Mother's Day, mamas!
I just love this painting! I think the name and the image perfectly encapsulates how I feel about motherhood.
Even though I cooked and did some cleaning today (I kinda had to after I accidentally dropped and shattered my Pyrex pie dish...Michael had already left for work, boo!), I thoroughly enjoyed my morning with my husband, daughter, and my mother in law. We enjoyed a lovely breakfast of bacon, spinach quiche, and mango coconut bread pudding. My mom was supposed to join us too, but she and my dad were both feeling really ill so they stayed at home. I hope you two feel better!
A friend of mine who struggled with infertility for years reminded me today that there are many women out there who don't get to enjoy being appreciated on this day. There are some days when I struggle with my role as a mom and throw temper tantrums when things don't go my way. No one ever said mommyhood would be easy, but I certainly wouldn't give it up for anything in the world. So for all of those women who are mothers in their hearts, I offer up a prayer for you today that someday you will know all the facets of motherhood someday. I pray that if you are struggling with infertility or have lost your child, that you find solace and comfort in whatever God you pray to, and that you are not forgotten today.
To my own mother, my mother in law, my former step mother-in-law, and to all of my mother figures, I send my most heartfelt love and appreciation to you. You have made me who I am, for better or for worse, and I am so very grateful to have your influence in my life!
Love and peace,