Monday, May 12, 2008
Happy Mother's Day!
First of all, let me send a belated Mother's Day to everyone out there. I would have blogged yesterday, but instead I spent my afternoon doing something wonderful -- I took a three-hour nap with my daughters!
I posted pictures from Muffins with Mom (see post below). The black and whites are the pictures that Ann Catherine's teacher took of Ann Catherine and Lily. She framed the top one and Ann Catherine gave it to me for Mother's Day. The other one is of me and Ann Catherine at Muffins with Mom.
My Mother's Day was a good one. As I have shared with you before, Mother's Day can be very bittersweet for me. I had some very rough moments on Saturday. I just missed Melissa so much. But, Sunday was easier. I just felt so grateful to be a mother.
Not just any mother. But Melissa, Ann Catherine and Lily's mother. I know there are women out there who want to have children so badly, but can't. I feel blessed that God allowed me to give life to three such special little girls. I thank him for giving me the privilege of raising Ann Catherine and Lily. And I thank him for giving me the comfort of knowing that Melissa is safe in his arms. As a mother, I can't tell you the comfort that brings me. Melissa may not be with me, but I do know where she is. And I know that she is well. She's not in pain and she's not struggling. And best of all? She's in the arms of a Heavenly Father who loves her more than I can even understand.
Those are the reasons why I celebrate Mother's Day.