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Bittersweet

Mothers day for me is always such a mixed bag of emotions. The obvious side is spending the day with my mother and my daughters. Getting to be celebrated as a mother. Having a (semi) "day-off" from housework and cooking. It makes for such a nice day.

The less obvious side is the years of struggling I did on that day. For the years that we battled infertility Mother's Day was an unwanted reminder of all that I didn't have. I felt so incredibly sad on that day for years. I went to breakfast with my mother and grandmother and wanted to cry into my coffee while I watched all of the mothers feeding their babies and wiping the faces of their toddlers. I wanted that so bad. I wanted to be a mother so bad. It hurt SO BAD.

Now when mothers day rolls around I find myself all over the map. I can't forget that pain. I can't forget the fact that there are so many women out there who are going to have a horrible day because they are not yet mothers. I can't forget wanting to crawl in my bed into a ball and cry.

This year I vow to hug my girls extra tight. I want to remember how hard I fought to be their mother. I will not allow myself to forget the cost. I don't ever want to take it for granted.

So for those of you who are mothers or long to become mothers or will someday be mothers I wish you the happiest of days. I wish that none of you will want to crawl into your bed and cry. I pray that you will be surrounded by people who love and cherish you.

Happy Mother's Day!

1 comments:

Ashleigh Taylor 7:19 AM  

happy mother's dayy!! love youuu!!

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Over 8 years we have struggled through 3 IUI's, 6 rounds of IVF, several RE's, hundreds of appointments and the loss of three little angels. Now we find ourselves the proud parents of two perfect little girls and a wonderful little boy!!

Both of our girls struggle with some disabilities but that won't keep us down. Each day has it's own brand of insanity but we love it. Most days I am more monkey wrangler than mother but I do the best I can. Todays goal - getting to tomorrow.

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