Sunday, May 9, 2010

Celebrating Motherhood

Psalm 126:3&5 Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy. Then it was said among the nations, The Lord has done great things for us and we are filled with joy. Those who sow in tears will reap songs of joy.

Happy Mothers day to all my sisters who share the beloved title of Mom. It's amazing how much emotion one single word can drum up. Today I celebrate my Mom and am grateful to share another Mother's day with her when just a few months ago she was not expected to survive a serious illness. She's such a gift, such a fighter such an inspiration. A single Mom, she raised three kids, one of them special needs, and lived a humble life that modeled selflessness and unconditional love.

I also celebrate the great privilege of being a Mom. My twins are 13yrs. old now and I remember their birth like it was yesterday. The Lord blessed us with our beautiful children thru the gift of adoption. I never dreamed after all those years of struggling with infertility God's plan was to bless us with not one, but two babies! God's plan for our lives is always greater than we can ever imagine. He can redeem every difficult situation for His glory.

The pain and heartache of infertility ended up being a true gift for me as it brought me to my knees desperate for His presence. I call it my season of divine pruning, a time of surrendering my dreams at His altar. To know Him more intimately became the cry of my heart and my tears of disappointment eventually watered and produced a harvest of joy. Motherhood...a true gift from above worth celebrating today and everyday!

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