Sunday, May 13, 2007

A Day For Mommies

Happy Mother's Day to all mommies! Whether you are pregnant with your first, pregnant with your last or have a house full or one at home, Happy Mother's Day!

I have often asked myself, What makes a mother? I've found that this article by Kay Green (c) 2001-2006 discribes it very well.

A mother can come in may forms, A mother can be a woman who conceives, births, and raises a child given to her by God. She is what we as a society see as a mother. A mother can be a young woman who finds herself pregnant, unable to parent, who chooses life for her child by placing him for adoption. In choosing life for her child she becomes a mother. She will not be that baby’s parent but she is his birth mother. A mother can be the one who prays for a baby she does not carry in her womb. She becomes the mother and parent to a child given in adoption. She is there in the night, in sickness, in health, in joy, and in sadness. She is her mother. A mother can be a woman who takes on the care of another’s children through foster care or guardianship. She gives her life to loving them. They see her as mother.

I read the story of a man who parented a little boy that he believe to be his biological son. At age 10 he found out he may not be his biological parent and considered leaving the child. I thought how sad. He is the only Father that child knows. He IS his father. Blood alone does not make you more of a father or not.

What a blessing from God to be called mother.

Man, oh man I can not wait to become one myself.

Happy Mother's Day to all you beautiful treasures!


Michelle said...

aw that was so sweet! Thanks! happy mother's day to you too - I know in your heart you are a mom just waiting for your little one to arrive!

*~chelle~* said...

Happy Mother's Day to you too!!

Stephanie said...

Michelle, Thanks hun! That really means a lot!

Chelle, aww thanks!

Kim said...

Stephanie, I wish that I could help your situation with your bro and your sis-n-law, thingsget tight for us as well. Anyways, I too hope you had a beautiful mothers day

Stephanie said...

Kim, aww that's sweet, thanks!

kailani said...

Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

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