|Welsh Family 2012|
Mother's Day has not always been a day of celebration for me. 8 years passed and every Mother's Day I cried. I sobbed tears of heartbreak and prayers begging for my desire to be fulfilled. Infertility can make Mother's Day painstaking for many. The journey is part of the beauty of where I am today. You see, motherhood comes different for some. Now I am a "mother" to many.
11 years ago I became Mom to 8 different little ones who walked into my house and then back out through foster care. 10 years ago, 2 bundles knocked at my door and stayed through adoption. 5 years ago, 2 more little lives walked into my life and stayed through marriage.
Over the last 3 years, I've taken into my heart 3 beautiful daughter's to sponsor from Malawi, Africa and 2 remain under my financial; prayer care. A year ago, I ministered at a Crisis Pregnancy Center and now get to watch the life of 1 bundle of joy whose mama choose to bring him into this world because of God's words through me.
Each child impacts me in a different way. I impact each child in a different capacity. The impact is the same....
This Mother's Day, I cry again. My life is full, overflowing with activity, sacrifice, prayers, guidance, laughter, tears, and consistent discipleship of many.
I've learned whatever state I'm in I MUST be content. I can't control it, change it, or be God of it. Only He can. I can only do my part.
Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms, to be Moms, and ALL Ladies who are not "Moms" (by choice or not or just not to humans). Embrace your season! You are extraordinarily impacting lives as a Life-giver to those around you!
|And, I can't forget my Yorkie, River. He is the happiest one in the house to see me every time I walk in the door! : )|