Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mother's Day

I have been overwhelmed today reflecting on the amazing gift that it is to be a Mother. The story in our Watermark News this morning was about some friends that have a similar story to ours. They had a miscarriage with their first pregnancy, but recently welcomed their first baby boy. I'm not a numbers person and the anniversaries of our miscarriage or the day we would have had our first baby pass by without much note, if any from me. But Mother's Day, on the other hand, reminds me of that sweet baby that we won't know this side of heaven. My heart was heavy this morning thinking about him or her and I was caught off guard by the emotions and memories that flooded my mind. But in God's perfect provision, thankfully for us, with that sadness comes unimaginable joy at the blessing, miracle and gift of Stacey and Wyatt and the incredible joy and responsibility it is to be their Mother. No doubt these pictures represent two of the happiest days of my life.

I've wanted to be a Mother since I was old enough to say the word, and although some days I doubt myself and God's wisdom in giving me these two boys, I know that this is what I was made to do. And I would no doubt fail at it even more often than I do without the incredible gift of a legacy of mothers that love the Lord and instilled in me and Stacey the importance of a relationship with Jesus Christ. Not to mention some AMAZING sisters and friends that I get to do it right alongside. What would I do without you!?! 

Although the day started out a little rough with well wishes for Happy Mother's Day from III through tears over his apparent dislike for one of my favorite breakfast treats, orange cinnamon rolls, he quickly perked up and we had a great day. Thanks boys for a wonderful Mother's Day, I think I'm gonna stick with it. :)

Happy Mother's Day!

7 comments:

thesheps said...

Umm.... how are you so beautiful right after you birth your children?! I mean, seriously!!! I love your post. Your words are always amazing.... thanks for sharing!

angie said...

I love those pictures! Caryn you are the ultimate mom. You are so patient and loving and creative and spontaneous and fun!!! III and Wyatt are blessed by you every single day.

Wendi Junod said...

Tears on this end! Thank you for those words. I felt every single one of them. I love you dearly and I'm so grateful for you as a friend and a mother. So glad you had a good day with your boys. It wouldn't be a real day if we didn't have a fit about something. Love you tons!

Katy said...

Those pictures of you "after birth" were just beautiful!!! :) Some of my favorites of Cary. And---if you ever need anyone to eat orange cinnamon rolls with, call me! They're the best!

Kacey and Josh said...

You are such an amazing Mom! Your boys are so blessed that God put you in charge of them. What an unfair advantage they have on the rest of the kids:)

nicolepage said...

Your post really spoke to my heart as I was feeling the same things this Mother's Day. What a testimony to God's faithfulness in your life to bring you through such sorrow and bless you with two precious little boys!

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