My own experience into motherhood was definitely not how I had ever dreamed it would go. I mean seriously who ever imagines infertility as part of their story. (Well maybe some do but I never did). I remember the moment I found out we were expecting (the first time). It was a moment of PURE thankfulness and excitement. And relief. We had finally beat infertility!!! I was 15 weeks pregnant on my "first" Mother's Day. I had to work but the hubby still made me feel special. I loved my mom-to-be Mother's Day card!!! But when Mother's Day rolled around the next year I told Brian I just could NOT bare to go to church. So we didn't. I was pregnant with Mase (but only 6 weeks pregnant and not very confident). I remember my third Mother's Day. It was my first Mother's Day with an Earthly child in my arms. Go figure I had to work but it was still a wonderful day. And now I've been blessed to enjoy two more wonderful Mother's Days. God is good!!!
To my beautiful children:
ALAYNA...You are the ONE who made me a mother. Your birth might have been one of sadness mixed with fear but knowing that I will someday be with you forever makes all the pain of that day bearable. You were a dream come true my little angel. And someday I will hold you again. What a beautiful glorious day that will be!!!
ELLA...Your birth held no fear. Just sadness. I knew what to expect with your delivery and birth. But just because I knew what to expect did not make your birth any easier. Just like your twin sister you were a dream come true and someday I cannot wait to hold you again my little love.
LUKE and BLAKE...To the children whom I never got to meet. Whom I never got to hold. I cannot wait to be reunited with you someday. To finally lay eyes on you my beautiful babies. (And to know if you sweet Blake were a boy or a girl).
MASON...You made me an Earthly mother. One of the (or maybe thee) best day(s) of my life. I will never forget the moment I first laid eyes on you. The moment I first held you. My dream had finally come true. Oh little boy I love you more than you will ever know. Well maybe you do know since I tell you how much I love you a thousand times a day!!!
MOLLY...Sweet sweet baby girl. If life had gone the way I wanted it to I never would have met you. Just another reminder that God's ways are always best. You bring SO much joy to my life. And I thank God every single day for you. Another dream come true...that's for sure!!!
And now to MOTHER'S DAY 2014:
Before heading over to my brother and sister-in-law's house to celebrate Mother's Day with my family I had Brian snap a pic.
After dinner and lots of cousin play time we finally wrangle all the kids together for a picture with grandma.
10 precious blessings
And one of just my two with grandma!!!
My siblings, mom, and I...(haven't had a picture like this in years).
After church on Sunday we went to my in-law's for dinner (and beach time since it was such a beautiful sun-shiney day). Of course I had to take another pic of me and my two little blessings. Wanted a picture with them BOTH looking. Pretty much impossible it seems.
And one of grandma H with her two favorite little people to wrap up this post.
So very thankful for a perfect (weather and all) Mother's Day and weekend!!!