Sunday, May 8, 2011

A Day for Mothers: Now and Soon

Olivia & Me -- Oregon Coast, April 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

Today has been wonderful.  I ate Cinnamon Toast Crunch for breakfast.  I actually got to shower before church.  Olivia colored a picture for me in nursery.  She colored with purple crayon (her only choice--ever) and added stickers of hearts and a school bus.  There is no doubt in my mind that she did it herself.  Did my heart melt when she proudly brought it to me?  Yes.  :)

Now Bryan's in the kitchen finishing up a dinner that's sure to be yummy because it involves Stubbs.  So I'm just sitting here relaxing and enjoying some time free of diaper changes.  Isn't that just what Mother's Day is all about?  Haha. 

No, actually I wasn't really thinking about diaper changes at all until I said that.  I was thinking about two of my favorite people.  I have two very dear friends--Emily and Whitney--both of whom were two of my favorite roommates in college.  They are sweet.  They are funny.  They make me smile.  (Like, every single time I see them.)  And both have struggled for years with infertility.  I know that there are many of you out there who understand.  Mother's Day isn't always so fun when you don't have a child of your own yet.  But I've been thinking of Emily and Whitney a lot today and what I would wish most of all for them today is that they'll be able to have Mother's Day this year be a day of hope and not a day of sadness.  Because I do have great hope for each of them. 

It can be hard to know what to do or what to say.  Of course you don't want to say the wrong thing.  But I know these girls, these friends of mine, would love a word of love from you today.  Will you do that for me?  Will you help me help them feel of all the love and support that surrounds them?

Go to their blogs:

Read their stories.  Feel of their love and hope.  Let their hearts touch yours.  Tell them they are wonderful.  Because they are.  :)

If you do, you have my deepest gratitude.  I love them both so much and it's hard to have them be far away where I can't bring them treats and stop by every time I'm thinking of them (which is all the time). 

May this be a happy day indeed for all mothers, 
those with children today and those who will have children soon.  :)


Anonymous said...

I've always thought you were lovely, and reading your blog today just confirms that you're also a lovely friend. Speaking as someone who also dealt for years with infertility... so many people don't know what to say - especially on days like today - and so they don't say anything. What a wonderful friend you are to remember your friends today & to include them in a day that isn't "theirs" - yet & to send all the love in your heart to them on a day that (believe me, I know) is really hard. xoxo

Kathy Haynie said...

Happy Mother's Day Katie. This is such a lovely thought.

Polly @ Pieces by Polly said...

So sweet...just sent them both emails. :)