Motherhood it comes in different shapes and forms.
Women Who Hold
You see you have the women who get to HOLD their children. They get to physically hold and to love on them. They get to pour out their heart and soul into these little precious ones. These women usually are tired. They run on coffee and adrenaline. Adrenaline from hearing that cry that sounds like their child is in pain. Adrenaline from the joy of a child running into their arms. Adrenaline from the roller coaster that is motherhood. These mom's have a big responsibility that I would like to remind them this mother's day.
Women Who have Lost
Women who have lost a child or children. Mother's day seems to be a reminder of pain and grief. To be honest as this mother's day approaches I am reminded that I have a basketball team up in Heaven. Miscarriages, still birth, tubal pregnancies, infant loss.... losing children due to accidents, due to their drug abuse, due to all other evils. It doesn't matter what age they were when we lost them. A mother's love is timeless, it is endless, it is unconditional. So mom's I want you to remember this verse this mother's day.
The comfort of the cross. God made loss okay. He made death have no victory. For those of us who lost young children there is no doubt that they are in the Kingdom. There is no doubt that our precious little ones where embraced by Jesus. This hurt we carry is temporary. It is not lasting. Though the years seem long... eternity is longer.
There are mother's who have lost children that are older. They do not know if their child knew Jesus. They worry about if they will have the chance to see their child again. I want you to know something. I believe our God is amazing. I believe the God that climbed on the cross for them is able to communicate to them in their last breaths. I would never underestimate how far Christ will go to save the lost. So hold to the truth that Jesus wants them. Jesus died for them. Jesus never gave up on them. We do not know their last thoughts. I trust the Holy Spirit to give every single person the chance to accept. Even in their last breaths. Don't underestimate God. Take comfort knowing Christ came so that none would perish. He meant that.
Women who Want
Wanting to be a mommy. Wanting a child or wanting another child. I have friends who want a child and can't have one. I want another child but I don't want to lose another child. But I have to talk my ovaries down like a hostage negotiator at least a couple times a month. But my heart goes out to the women who do not have children but want them. I have two amazing little girls that I get to go fill my arms with every time I start craving a baby, a son to be more exact and my heart aches for ladies who aren't able to do that. But this Mother's day I want women wanting children to remember this...
Don't underestimate God. Don't push your timing on him because His timing is perfect. That is difficult for me. I like to try and talk God into something being the right time. Sarah was blessed with a son because she had faith in God. But she had to wait. Some women will get pregnant after they stop trying, some will adopt. For the mom's, (yes, I believe if you are wanting a child then you have a heart of a mom and should be called mom) for the mom's that are wanting, we need to remember that somewhere in the world is a child who is wanting a mommy. Sometimes, the gift from God for mom's wanting is an adopted child. You sit crying for a baby to hold. They sit crying for someone to love them. Embrace each other.
But for mom's wanting. Don't give up. Don't think it is impossible for you to be a mom. Don't let a doctor's diagnoses damper the power of God. Instead open up in prayer to Him and He will guide you. He will whisper to your heart the path He has planned for you, To keep trying or to adopt. Trust Him.
To the Women Who Love God's Children... Happy Mother's Day.