Here we go with another What’s Up Wednesday where I get to share everything happening in my life and learn a little more about yours! This week I have Mother’s Day on the brain. I’ve actually been thinking about Mother’s Day a lot this year because for me it starts one week early!
Sunday was International Bereaved Mother’s Day, a day set aside to honor moms who have lost children or who have never been able to have children. It brought tears to my eyes to read the stories (Over 80 Comments) of moms who have lost Children in their lifetime because I know it’s a pain you will never forget. But at the same time I love the community we share of knowing that being a Mom is forever it’s something more than just the daily tasks we accomplish it’s something we carry in our hearts long after our Children are gone.
In November of 2011 we lost our little girl Presley Kate before she was born. I am amazed every day at how God has brought us through that pain and the incredible blessing that this challenge has been in our lives. I know without His constant presence in our lives we wouldn’t be where we are today. Currently we are expecting a little boy in August and we are so humbled knowing that every life is precious no matter how small!
This year brings a new set of emotions, both of joy and sorrow, while we still miss our sweet Presley Kate every single day we are looking forward to having a new child in our homes this fall and training that child to grow to love the Lord right along side our 5 year old and 3 year old. Every day that passes by I am so incredibly proud and thankful to be their mommy, to have the opportunity to love and cherish them each and every day!
If I have learned anything over the last 2 years it’s that Life is Incredibly Precious and that Time is Short. We aren’t promised tomorrow so take the time today to hug and hold your children, I promise you won’t ever regret it!
This year Mother’s Day is more than just a day off, it’s a reminder of how incredibly blessed I am to be a mom, to be tasked with the difficult and challenging task of raising children, but also to have the incredible joy of spending each day with them!
I know so many of you have your own stories about being a mom, all the challenges, joys and sorrows that it can bring! So regardless of where you are in life I want to wish all the Moms, Grandmas, and anyone who is filling that Mom Roll in a Child’s Life (Aunts, Uncles, Dads, Cousins, Siblings and more) a Happy Mother’s Day! I hope you have an incredibly blessed weekend!