Saturday, May 11, 2013

Happy Mothers Day to all the "not quite yet" Moms

When I was a child my mom used to tell me that she loved me even when I was just a twinkle in her eye. I knew what she meant but I never really understood until the day my husband and I welcomed our son into the world. We were married for just about 10 years before our son was born. 10 years is a very long time to hope for your dream come true. The one thing I always wanted to be was a mom. But for 32 years all I could really do was watch everyone else enjoy their go at the one thing my heart longed most for. When I met my son for the first time I felt as if I'd always known him and ALWAYS loved him. I believe I was born with that twinkle in my eye just like my mom was; I was born already loving him.

I've always felt like a mom. I've loved kids since I was a kid. My puppies and our cat are truly children to us. I saw a video at church about orphans in Guatemala and I spent four weeks there because I felt God say, "Go, be a mom."

There is a pain that only a "not quite yet" mom knows. A pain that stabs every single time a friend's pregnancy is announced. A pain that pierces every time a beautiful little one is welcomed into the world. A pain that causes the most loving women to turn her head away from someone else's infant. All the little joys of the little mommies are almost unbearable to a not quite yet mom. Today I am only hoping to ease that pain a little. To all the not quite yet moms out there, to everyone with a twinkle in their eye, and also to the puppy and kitty mommas I wish you all a VERY Happy Mother's Day!!! If you have that twinkle or that furry loved one you most certainly are a mom. The rest of the world might not see it, but your heart knows it. Rejoice in who you are mommy! Your  furry little one(s) and your little one(s) to be could wish for no one more spectacular than you. Happy Mothers Day to you too!!!
If we hope for what we do not see we eagerly wait for it with perseverance.
Romans 8:25 NKJV


  1. That was beautifully written. Hugs to you on Mothers Day!

  2. I love this post. So very true :)

  3. Thank you for writing this. Very touching. Happy Mother's Day to you!

  4. Happy Mother's Day! Hugs, Ieva