Monday, May 7, 2018

Mother's Day memoirs

Have you ever heard the quote, Life is what happens when you're busy making other plans? Well, I say "motherhood is happening between the diaper changes, getting the billionth snack and kissing the imaginary booboo." It may even be defined by those things. 
Mother's Day memoirs from Work it Mommy blog
This is the seventh Mother’s Day I have the honor of celebrating and the first with all three of our babes together and it has me feeling overly blessed and a touch nostalgic.  

As I reflect on Mother’s Days past the one that stands out most to me is
Mothers Day 2010; it was our second year of marriage and Brian and I were sitting in church. 

Ironically, neither of us were celebrating the holiday with our moms but instead felt compelled to go to service to listen to our pastor interview his mom. 
Mother's Day memoirs from Work it Mommy blog
It wasn't the sermon that stuck with me all these years but the prayer that was on my heart; with tears in my eyes I fervently prayed for a baby of our own. Just four months prior I had surgery to remove my left ovary and tube due to an enlarged cyst which made me doubt my own body. You can read more about my journey to motherhood. The pleas I lifted up were from the depths of my soul.

One month later I found out I was expecting. I know it wasn't by chance that we found ourselves in those pews that day eight years ago.

This day is never about the gifts my children give me but ultimately the gifts that are my children. 
Mother's Day memoirs from Work it Mommy blog
I'm joining some other lovely mom's sharing their hearts in celebration of motherhood! You can read their contributions by clicking on the links below:

Justine @ Little Dove Blog
Bethany @ Waves & Lilacs


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7 comments:

  1. What a beautiful family! I like what you said about children being the gift themselves - you are so right on this!

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    1. Thank you Mary Leigh! This was a fun blog hop, thank you for including me!

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  2. What a sweet post! I love the pictures of you with your sweet babies!

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    1. Thank Stefanie! By far my favorite photo “shoot” to date!

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  3. You have such a beautiful family and God is so good to us!! I love how he answers our prayers at the perfect time.

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  4. I couldn’t agree more about that quote! It’s so true! You have a beautiful family! Happy Mother’s Day!

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  5. This is so sweet and I love how pouring your heart out to the Lord brought you you're baby. Sometimes it's those leaps of faith that bring the most rewarding results. You have a beautiful family! Sierra~Beautifully Candid

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