5.11.2009

Mother's Day 2009

I sat in church and remembered last year.  Mother's Day 2008 was one of my lowest lows. I sat in the service and watched several of my friends dedicate their babies. 

My heart longed for a child. My arms felt empty and my spirit was stale. 
I was hopeful that our family would grow, but my confidence in that had been hit time after time.

This year, my heart overflowed.
It was surreal to be celebrated as a mother- yet intensely real. 
Our little man has brought us so much joy.

I can say that every moment of pain was worth it. Every struggle with infertility took us right down the path we were meant to go down. 

It didn't matter how it happened, I am honored to be a mother.

10 comments:

Simply Complex said...

Oh, I am so happy that you have your little one. I am sure that he has a way of making your family more complete. How can he not? Just look at him in all of his adorable-ness.

Becky said...

Love how you expressed this!
So glad you celebrated your 1st this time around!!

Rebekah said...

This is so beautiful (and he is the cutest kid in the state!)

This was the first Mother's Day (for as long as I can remember) that my heart did not bleed....

BB said...

Happy Mother's Day!

Diana said...

Hugs :)

Jess said...

Happy Mother's Day! He's adorable!!

NeNe said...

I am so happy for you, and this post gives me such hope :) thanks!

Melba said...

Very well said, and I agree completely! Happy first Mother's Day!!

Melba

becklaw said...

precious post. Happy Belated Mother's Day! I am so happy for you, you're an amazing Mom and friend! Love you!

nunface said...

Congrats, Ashley. Your little guy is so adorable, and you're such a hot mom. I'm so happy for you that you got to celebrate this Mother's day as a parent.