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Happy Mother’s Day

It’s a little crazy that this is the third Mother’s Day that has passed that I have desired to be a mom, but am still waiting to be. A lot of girls in my same situation dread this day. Last year, for Mothers Day I wrote about finding contentment and focusing on all the blessings we do have, but this year I’m taking a different approach.

Although I’m not a mom yet, I know my time will come. Similar to Abraham, I have faith that God is going to do what He has promised. Even though the natural circumstances around us don’t show for it, we aren’t doing anything medically to help the chances, doctors told us it probably won’t happen, and it’s been over 800 days of waiting I’m stepping out in faith that although we don’t have children yet, I will be a mother soon. A mother of many children. Not only am I fully convinced that the Lord can make us joyful parents of many children, but I know He will. For He who has promised is faithful.

This kind of faith doesn’t seem normal. People have told me it makes them uncomfortable. As far as I’m concerned ‘normal’ in this world isn’t working. I’m glad to be considered different or weird. So call me crazy, but today I am seeking the light and choosing to thank the Lord for making me a mom. I’m walking not by what I can see or hear, but by faith (2 Corinthians 5:7)

This Sunday I celebrate Mother’s Day. I celebrate my mother, mother-in-law, my three amazing sister-in-laws, and all my friends that are mothers. And, I celebrate myself. For although I’m not chasing around kids, feeding them, and exhausted today – in my heart, that is exactly how I feel.

Happy Mother’s day to all – to those who are already mothers and those who desire to be mothers!

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15 Comments
  • Shama
    Posted at 07:22h, 09 May Reply

    Happy Mother’s Day Caroline! Our babies will be with us soon! 🙂

  • Megan Davis
    Posted at 07:36h, 09 May Reply

    Love this perspective for Mother’s Day! I celebrate with this with you and trust that the day will come when we will be called “mommy”!

  • Robyn
    Posted at 07:36h, 09 May Reply

    you have such a beautiful heart 🙂 happy mother’s day, friend!

  • Elaina
    Posted at 07:46h, 09 May Reply

    Beautifully written. Happy Mother’s Day!

  • Camille
    Posted at 12:52h, 09 May Reply

    I know how you feel and while I haven’t been waiting quite as long as you have, I know how heartbreaking this holiday can feel when you want so badly to be a mama. I pray for you all the time and I can’t wait for the day that God blesses you with a baby.

  • Kelli B
    Posted at 14:52h, 09 May Reply

    Beautiful post, Caroline! And you’re right…weird in this world can be a good thing because normal is not desirable in my opinion. Praying for your future and my own as mothers! 🙂

  • Lisa {Amateur Nester}
    Posted at 15:55h, 09 May Reply

    Beautiful post, Caroline.

  • Lauren
    Posted at 18:26h, 09 May Reply

    Thank you for this Caroline, what a beautiful perspective! This is my first Mother’s Day after miscarriage that followed over 2 years of infertility so I am especially clinging to hope and expectation! Praying for us all 🙂

  • Jessica
    Posted at 18:28h, 09 May Reply

    Love this post! And I’m so glad that you’re “weird”:-). You’ve been such an inspiration to me and opened my eyes to how awesome life can be when you have faith. Thank you for spreading your weirdness to all of us!!

  • Cheryl Smith
    Posted at 19:36h, 09 May Reply

    What a wonderful, positive perspective! You are such a shining light! I know it is not easy to press against the current and seek for the good. May the dear Lord wrap you in His loving arms, hold you close, and give you the strength to smile in spite of your circumstances. Lots of love and hugs to you. 🙂

  • Clara Goode
    Posted at 20:04h, 09 May Reply

    i love this. Mother’s Day is so difficult… Thanks for the reminder to focus on the blessings we do have and to walk by faith and not by sight! I’m so inspired by your faith and your journey! I know God is going to bless your faithfulness! “Weird” instead of “normal” is totally the new cool. 🙂
    Blessings friend! <3!

  • Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom
    Posted at 11:50h, 10 May Reply

    That type of faith is AWESOME.

    There are so many mothers to celebrate on this day. You perspective is beautiful and inspiring.

    Wishing you a lovely weekend.
    xoxo

  • Charity
    Posted at 11:38h, 11 May Reply

    Beautifully written Caroline. You are very much a spiritual mother with a nurturing heart. And very soon your little one will be in your arms. happy Mother’s Day!

  • Natalie
    Posted at 18:46h, 11 May Reply

    Love you sweet friend. Thank you for this beautiful post. We will be wonderful mothers someday- HE is faithful. I have hope in Him and I love your perspective on today. We are both so blessed! Praying for you.

  • Lindsy Wallace
    Posted at 19:14h, 13 May Reply

    “This kind of faith doesn’t seem normal. People have told me it makes them uncomfortable. As far as I’m concerned ‘normal’ in this world isn’t working.” Amen girl. While I do have children at home who keep me plenty busy and tired this is the fifth Mother’s Day I’ve been waiting to bring home a little one from Africa. Cheers to you for choosing faith over discouragement!

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