Tuesday, April 28, 2015

A Mother's Day Prayer of Thanksgiving and Hope (Tuesday Talk #17)

A Mother's Day Prayer of Thanksgiving and Hope for Infertility, Miscarriage, Lost Child or Mother, Birthmothers, and All Mothers - www.sweetlittleonesblog.com - @sweetlittle1s


On This Day, O Beautiful Mother has always been one of my favorite songs since I was little because my grandpa and mom loved it so much.  Last year when I heard my then 2.5 year old daughter J "singing" it during Mass, I became so overwhelmed with love, gratitude, and hope.


So every year as Mother's Day draws near, I think about how much I am thankful for:


I am so thankful for all of the wonderful moms in my life: my mom, mother-in-law, godmothers, and our kids' birthmothers, who have shown such an unselfish love in their roles as mothers.

I am so grateful to God that I get to be a mom to my three little blessings: J, B, and L.

I'm even thankful for our infertility.  This cross was and is still difficult, but it is also such a blessing because it brought those 3 into our family!

I am just so grateful to God for this beautiful life I have and all of the blessings He has given us!


A Mother's Day Prayer of Thanksgiving and Hope for Infertility, Miscarriage, Lost Child or Mother, Birthmothers, and All Mothers - www.sweetlittleonesblog.com - @sweetlittle1s


But I also remember the pain that Mother's Day can bring.


For years, I avoided it and any celebration of it at all costs.  So when Mother's Day approaches, I especially pray for those who struggle on this day:


For those women who are dealing with infertility and long for a baby to call their own, 

For those adoptive moms-to-be who are waiting to bring their little one home,

For all the women who have placed/will place their babies with another family through adoption, 

For all of those who have lost their mothers, 

And for all of those mothers who suffer miscarriages and have lost a child.  


Know that you are not alone in your suffering!  God loves you.  And you are in the thoughts and prayers of many this Mother's Day.  May you always have hope and trust in God, and may you feel His comfort, peace, and love, especially on this day!


So Happy early Mother's Day to all of you Moms out there!  And to anyone suffering this Mother's Day: I know how you feel, so please know that you will be in my thoughts and prayers!  May you all be blessed,

A Mother's Day Prayer of Thanksgiving and Hope for Infertility, Miscarriage, Lost Child or Mother, Birthmothers, and All Mothers - www.sweetlittleonesblog.com - @sweetlittle1s

               


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20 comments:

  1. You've put so many of my thoughts into words...

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  2. What a nice post! Thank you for the party. Happy Mother's Day!

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  3. Mother's Day can be a struggle for some women. Or bittersweet. Or many other things. It's so wonderful that you mention this!! I think we all need to be sensitive to this as we don't always know what journey each women has had.

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  4. Thank you, Kristy. Every year, Mother's Day is so bittersweet for me. I'm so happy to be a Mom now, but I remember the heartache from the years before...and I know our birthmothers are suffering as well. It's a day full of mixed emotions for sure. -Jess

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  5. Thank you! Every year, Mother's Day is so bittersweet for me.
    I'm so happy to be a Mom now, but I remember the heartache from the
    years before...and I know our birthmothers are suffering as well. It's a
    day full of mixed emotions for sure. -Jess

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  6. A heartfelt post! You can hear the gratefulness in your words. Just wanted to let you know that I have had your Tuesday Talk linked on my Link Parties page under Mandy at Almond Place. Thanks for pinning my posts. Let me know if you want me to link it under yours.

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  7. Thanks, Michelle!

    No worries - I just didn't see your Link Parties page at first! Thanks for linking back - sorry I missed it! :)

    Thanks again for always linking up such great posts!

    Jess :)

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  8. What a beautiful post! What a great reminder for us all to be thankful for all we have and to remember those that might be struggling. Thank you for sharing at Waiting on...Wednesday!

    Holly
    www.iwillservewhileiwait.blogspot.com

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  9. What a beautiful prayer! It resonates deeply with me because this is my first Mothers Day as an actual mother. Thanks for hosting- this is the first time I've linked to your party!

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  10. Such a sweet post. Thanks for the reminder to think of all the different types of Moms on Mother's Day and to lift them up in prayer.

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  11. I love that you mentioned your children's birth-mom's as something to be thankful for too! I think sometimes people who adopt can almost resent the birth-mom's. Since I haven't ever had kids or adopted, I don't know why that is exactly, but I LOVE that you take the right and godly attitude about it.


    Kristin // The Peculiar Treasure
    athisfeetdaily.blogspot.com

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  12. Such a beautiful post!
    This is my first time visiting here. I plan on getting comfy and reading for a bit. :)

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  13. Thank you so much, Holly! Happy early Mother's Day to you! -Jess

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  14. Thank you, Monica! I'm so glad you're here! I hope you come back every week :) And Happy early Mother's Day to you!!!!!! :) -Jess

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  15. Thanks, Whitney! I never realized how Mother's Day could be painful until it happened to me. I never want to forget those who need the prayers like I did several years ago! -Jess

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  16. I can't tell you how grateful I am FOR them and TO them. They gave us the most loving, unselfish gift imaginable (after Jesus, of course! lol) I don't understand the resentment either. I think about and pray for their birthmothers everyday. :) Thank you so much for your sweet comment! -Jess

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  17. Thanks, Erica! I hope you enjoy it! :) -Jess

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  18. Lo {Travel the Unbeaten Path}May 6, 2015 at 3:20 PM

    Beautiful post, I'm glad I found it through the Oak & Oats link up. Here's to ALL moms!

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  19. Precious post! Your linkup looks really neat, too! I love how you have it laid out!
    Thank you for linking up with us at Grace&Truth. :)

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