Tomorrow is Mother’s Day. A fun day of celebration for moms. However, I feel like for most couples going through infertility, this is not a good day.
I’m going to take a different approach, because I do enjoy this day! I enjoy getting to celebrate my mom, both of my sis-in-laws, my friends who are moms, and my infertile blog friends who have recently announced they will be moms too.
I love kids. Duh. I’ve realized that if we never have kids of our own (which we strongly believe won’t be the case), that we are just so blessed as it is. We have way too many positive things in our lives, to focus on the negative. And, if God didn’t put us on this earth to be parents, I know He has other purposes for us. I don’t believe it is to reflect on the negative. We have so many other kids that we get to love on while we wait for our own! And, what a blessing they are! To think – they were formed in God’s hands by one sperm and one egg! It now makes since how each kid is such a miracle. I would not have realized that if we weren’t on this journey. One of my friends recently got pregnant, even while using protection. Annoying, right? Wrong! I think it just proves that God will make it happen in HIS timing. He is just that amazing.
So while we wait we will continue to work in the nursery at church and babysit little kids of single moms. We will spend time with our nieces and nephews (although this doesn’t happen enough). We get to hold and play with our friends kids. And, we get to see all the sweet faces of friends on Facebook and rejoice with those announcing new births, birthdays, and other milestones over their children. Are these kids ours? no! But, I’ve just realized how much each kid is such a blessing, and if we can’t have them for ourselves right now, I’m so glad that most of my friends and family members can! Praise God for all the little tikes and praise God for all the awesome moms out there. I know it can’t be easy. I’m exhausted after an hour of babysitting so I’m not sure how that will translate into a full-time job.
So, to all you mom’s, Happy Mother’s Day, to all the mom’s to be, so excited for you all too, and to others who are desiring to be mom’s, my prayer for you is that you would be made fertile and will be a mom soon as well, but while you wait you would join me on focusing in finding contentment in all the blessings that we have already been given.