Mother's Day thoughts

As Mother's Day approaches all kinds of thoughts crowd in.

>I remember sitting in church on Mother's Day, year after year, longing and aching to be able to join the club. And I know some of you are there right now. Wanting so much to have the opportunity to just get to be a mother. Oh, dear God, please? Remember these. Fill these empty wombs. And flood these women with hope, strength, and perseverance in the meantime.

>I think of those of you, too, who have known loss that affects this day. A mother, now gone. A child, gone. I have never miscarried but I imagine you mark the days, months, seasons of that baby's life- had that life continued. Bring comfort, God.

>I think of how I have the best mother in the world. I am so grateful for my mom. Some of the things I am most thankful for? Her love for Jesus, her commitment to be at home, her enthusiasm for life's simple pleasures, her generosity, her heart of compassion, her laughter, her prayers, her gift of hospitality. To name just a few. God, thank you for mom. Pour Your favor upon her.

>I think of Mark's mother, my mother-in-law. I am thankful to her for her prayers, her instruction, her love for her little tow-headed boy who grew up to be my husband. What a fine son she raised! Bless her, dear God. Thank you for her commitment to her children. Thank you that she raised them to love You.

>I think of Isaias' mother in Guatemala. How often does she think of her little boy? What are the things she remembers about him? She carried him for nine months, her belly swelling, bearing his weight until delivery. Nine months later he was in our home. Bless her today, Father. Thank you that she chose life for our Isaias. Provide for her. May she know Your love.

>I think of Addie's mother. It was only a little over two months ago that she gave birth to the little beauty I now hold. Two months. What is she thinking today? Oh, God, rescue this one. May she know the redeeming love of Jesus Christ.

>I think of Baby's young mother. Will she get her four girls this Mother's Day? Does the state make special arrangements so that she'll get them for the day, or part of the day? How is she doing? Maybe Baby is even back with her already. Lord, help this young mother. Give her the support, the resources, the strength to mother her children well. May she come to know You and love You, dear God; that You might guide her and strengthen her.

>I think of those of you who are foster mothers, who take in children and love them and raise them for a season, only to have to say goodbye . Bless you. God, grant these mothers strength to carry out the task you have called them to.

>I think of so many of you who are mothers-- doing this difficult, yet *so* rewarding job, day in and day out. Happy Mother's Day to you! God, bless these mothers. Give them wisdom, discernment, energy, creativity, and joy.

>Finally, I am filled with joy and gratitude that I get to be a mother to Ella, Isaac, Isaias and Adelia. Thank you, Father. My heart is so full. What a tremendous gift and responsibility. May I honor You as I mother these children You've entrusted to me.

20 comments:

  1. Brought to tears again.
    So much to be thankful for!

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  2. Happy Mother's Day to you, Stacy!

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  3. beautiful.

    Enjoy your day tomorrow...and every day with your blessings!

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  4. Oh Stacy.
    I love your heart.
    You are blessed....and *be* blessed this Mother's Day.
    Much love to you!!

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  5. I, too, love your heart, sweet friend. You amaze me. Happy Mother's Day to you, Stacy. You're an incredible mother.

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  6. What a precious post, Stacy! Happy Mother's Day with love, Q

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  7. Beautifully said, Stacy. Happy Mother's Day!

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  8. You have the sweetest heart of compassion and love. God bless you on Mother's Day, dear Stacy.

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  9. Beautiful, just beautiful Stacy! Happy Mother's Day! Amy Crawford

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  10. Happy Mother's Day to you to dear Stacy! Enjoy all of your blessings!
    Rebeca

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  11. I am not being creepy but am I aloud to adore someone who I have never met in person? :0)
    Your heart of gratefulness and thought of others is so encouraging.
    Happy Mothers Day to you!

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  12. Lord, thank YOU for Stacy! I thank you for using her to bless so many other moms, including me. Thank you for giving her words that touch my heart deeply and encourage me so often.

    I pray, Lord, that you would bless Stacy, also. That you would shower her with all of the wonderful gifts and blessings that she prays so selflessly for others!!!!!

    :)

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  13. Thanks for your beautiful prayers, Stacy. Blessings,
    Annie

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  14. Dear Stacy,
    Thank you. I am "More-Love-to-Thee"'s sister. This would have been my first mother's day, but the Lord was pleased to take our little one at 9 1/2 weeks in the womb last August. Thank you for remembering so many women of different circumstances. I'm glad God led me to your site tonight.
    Happy Mother's Day to you!
    Love,
    Charissa

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  15. I just wanted to stop by and say Happy Mother's Day!

    *Kristie*

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  16. I'm trying to think of something eloquent and profound to write, much like how you wrote this blog (and so many others), but I'm at a loss for words.

    To say it simply, I am proud of you and am so blessed to walk beside you in this journey of life. As I read your prayers for other mothers, I see a reflection of your own experiences in motherhood. I see how God has shaped your heart through it all, how He has grown you and how you are taking what you've learned and giving it to others through care and prayers. I love you dearly and really do think that you are the best mom in the world. Happy Mother's Day, my dearest.

    Loving you, Mark

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  17. Stacy,
    Have a very beautiful Mother's Day. You are such a blessing to your family. In God's Love, Tami

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  18. crazy when you write it all down. There are so many 'mothers' out there. Varied is a good word. :)

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  19. Thank you, dear Stacy-- thank you for these thoughts and prayers. Thank you for remembering those of us who shed tears on Mother's Day because of our longing to be mothers.
    Thank you for your example as a mother and a child of God.
    I hope you had a very joyful Mother's Day! Love you!

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  20. Hi Stacy,
    I found you on Still His Girl.
    I am an adoptive mom to 2 of the best kids!!
    I also wrote a post on my blog abot my rememberances of many painful Mother's Days. Please stop by my place if you have a chance. I've been excited to make connections through my blog with lots of other adoptive moms, and women who are waiting, and watching their journeys!

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