Mother’s Day

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.

I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry,whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength. Philippians 4:11-13
  • Erika
    Posted at 15:49h, 11 May Reply

    This is a great perspective, Caroline, and definitely something I need to spend more time doing! I think it’s definitely easier to be thankful for the kids in our lives when we’re actually AROUND them and enjoying them…something about being in the moment with them makes it harder to focus on what you DON’T have. Yesterday I got to meet my friend’s day-old daughter and on Wednesday my brother’s wife will be having my first niece- so many new babies to hold and love!! 🙂

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  • Aubrey
    Posted at 15:35h, 12 May Reply

    I’m so envious of your ability to focus on the good in your life today. Thanks for this post- I’m hoping some of it rubs off on me! 🙂

  • Melanie Schultz
    Posted at 14:44h, 12 May Reply

    Your posts always amaze me Caroline. You show amazing strength and positivity. I know I have said it before but I will say it again, you are such an inspiration to me and I am sure many others. Even on a stormy day, you always manage to see the sun shining. I truly hope you enjoy this day with your family and friends. I continue to pray for you and hope that next mothers day will be different for you. Have a wonderful day 🙂

  • Nathalie Willmott
    Posted at 23:58h, 12 May Reply

    I love your faith and positivity! xx

  • Haley A Hilton
    Posted at 15:51h, 14 May Reply

    I also have a new perspective on the event when someone gets pregnant while on birth control, because the doctor said Zach and I have about a 1% chance of getting pregnant naturally. Which is the same as the couple practicing birth control! So it is possible! This year, as we celebrated my mom, she gave me a Mother’s Day card and gift and told me that my love and care for the 18 children she knows I work with appriciate me. It was a bitter sweet gesture for me, but I do love those children and I will join you in thanking God for the blessings He has given me this day!! They are many!

  • Em
    Posted at 21:03h, 15 May Reply

    What a lovely, gracious post, Caroline.

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