A long awaited for rocking chair.
The sweetest cards ever.
Some gorgeous pink tulips.
And our usual Sunday afternoon bike ride/walk made for the most perfect of days.
I am so eternally grateful to get to be the mama of these two sweet souls. It was a long road to becoming a mother and I will forever be thankful to David for always believing we'd be parents, and to our team of doctors and nurses for all they did to make this dream a reality too.
And to all those for which Mother's Day is a hard day I leave you with these poignant words:
To those who gave birth this year to their first child- we celebrate with you.
To those who lost a child this year- we mourn with you.
To those who are in the trenches with little ones every day and wear the badge of food stains- we appreciate you.
To those who experienced loss through miscarriage, failed adoptions, or running away- we mourn with you.
To those who walk the hard path of infertility, fraught with pokes, prods, tears and disappointment- we walk with you. Forgive us when we say foolish things.We don't mean to make this harder than it is.
To those who are foster moms, mentor moms, and spiritual moms- we need you.
To those who have warm and close relationships with your children- we celebrate you.
To those who have disappointment, heart ache, and distance with your children- we sit with you.
To those who lost their mothers this year- we grieve with you.
To those who experienced abuse at the hands of your own mother- we acknowledge your experience.
To those who lived through driving tests, medical tests, and the overall testing of motherhood- we are better for having you in our midst.
To those who are single and long to be married and mothering your own children- we mourn that life has not turned out the way you longed for it to be.
To those who step-parent- we walk with you on these complex paths.
To whose who envisioned lavishing love on grandchildren- yet that dream is not to be, we grieve with you.
To those who will have emptier nests in the upcoming year- we grieve and rejoice with you.
To those who placed children up for adoption- we commend you for your selflessness and remember how you hold that child in your heart.
And to those who are pregnant with new life, both expected and surprising- we anticipate with you.
This Mother's Day we walk with you. Mothering is not for the faint of heart and we have real warriors in our midst. We remember you.
-Amy from My Messy Middle
For all those celebrating today I hope that this was the loveliest of days and that you got to spend it with those you hold most dear. xoxoxo