Monday, May 11, 2009

Mother's Day

What does Mother's Day mean to you? Year after year I enjoyed the day with my mom thinking to myself that I would never celebrate it as a "mom". Briefly in 1998, I found myself pregnant, only to miscarry on Father's Day that year. It was a tough summer for us that year. But God knew His plans for us back then. And that plan included us being parents for two little Chinese orphans. No, I did not become a mom like most, but NOW I am a MOM! And I have to say, there is nothing better in this life! Oh, don't get me wrong, I love being a daughter, wife & friend. But being a mother is the most rewarding gift God has ever given me.
So, Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers and grandmothers out there. And to all the ladies who long to be a mom. Because I know that in your heart you are a mother!

And I also want to say "Happy Mother's Day" to Molly & Lindy. I know this sounds funny. But this day is also special to them because they have a mom now.

And a Grandma!

So, today I'm thanking God for His blessing He has given me. My children needed a mom, but I needed them more!
I love you girls!


Lacy said...

Sherry your post made me cry reading it. I too spent many Mothers Days longing to be someone's mother. It was a really hard time for me. Though I never knew life inside me the miracle of adoption has given me more than I could ask for. I am so thankful everyday that while I was mourning not being a mother my Heavenly Father was orchestrating greatness for me. In his perfect time and will he brought my children from an unperfect situation and filled the void in my heart. Like you said- they needed me but I needed them more. I pray someone longing for a child and considering adoption ready your post. It will have a lasting impression on them. Great post!

Chasity said...

I adored your Mother's Day entry and your photos. Isn't God so amazing to us? He didn't bring you your children the expected way...but he brought them to you and how blessed you all are to have eachother. Happy Mother's Day to you and Happy Mother's Day to Molly & Lindy!

Tana Sue Hargett said...

Sherry, I have to say that I just had my cry for the day. I hated to see you leave work to stay at home when you brought Molly home but I knew deep in my heart that was the best thing for you. That would be the job that you loved best and money could never pay you enough. Then came Lindy. I am glad that can stay at home with them. You can never have these years back. You are the greatest mom and I am proud to have you as a friend. Love you all!!!

Mel said...

Beautiful post Sherry. I was adopted when I was 3 days old. I have always been thankful to my biological mother who knew she couldn't provide the best life for me and put me in Heavenly Father's hands who then entrusted me to a wonderful set of parents.

It's hard to believe that I was not naturally born to my parents, we are all so close and feel that we were always meant to be a family.

I'm sure you will find the same thing with your children!

I heard somewhere "You didn't grow in my belly, but you grew in my heart". I love that, it says so much.