From One Grateful Mom
Life isn’t fair! And Father I’m so thankful for that. Your blessings exceed anything I deserve or could ever earn. Thank you for another Mother’s Day - for my mom, and my daughters and daughters-in-law who are growing into such wonderful mothers. This “middle season” is good. I know it won’t last. But thank you.
I love our comfortable traditions…”digging in the dirt” to plant the first spring flowers, the pot-luck- cookout and rumbling laughter around the dinner table.
But this past week, in quiet slivers of time, I thought a lot about three incredible women I have never met but for whom I am eternally grateful - my daughter’s birth mothers. I envy adoptive moms with open adoptions. What I’d give to have pictures and answers for my girls. I’d love a chance to hug each of them and thank them; to let them know they made a good choice; and to tell them how sorry I am for their loss.
So Father, wherever they are please hold them close; comfort them. And assure them that their children are safe and well loved. Bless them, Father, for choosing life. And help their souls find peace. If they don’t know you, show them the way; grant them a believing heart and a hope that one day they will meet the beautiful daughters they surrendered. Until then, would you fill the hole in their heart with you?
Help me to honor them. Respect them. Pray for them. And remember that their heartbeat was the first thing my child heard; their arms were the first to cradle them; their lips the first to kiss them; and that their loss became my treasure.
And help my daughters find peace, healing and strength in the knowledge of both their mother’s love.