Sunday, May 8, 2011

bittersweet

Mother's day used to be bitter for me. It was another horrible reminder of the void in our family. The empty seat at the dinner table, the flowers that weren't bought, the notes that weren't written, the hugs and kisses that we couldn't give. I couldn't wait for the day to end. The ache was just too overwhelming to take. 


But now Mother's day is sweet. It's a sweet reminder that God graciously filled that void with two new extraordinary mothers. They pour their love into my life and I'm eternally grateful for them. It's a reminder that God blessed me with two beautiful children that I do not deserve.  And I'm reminded of the responsibility to raise them into Christ's likeness.


I will always be reminded of my mom and miss her, but the sweetness overtakes the bitter. 

the little joys that make me a mom...

Happy Mother's Day to all of you mama's out there. 

8 comments:

Heather @ Life Made Lovely said...

this is such a good post jessica.
i am not a huge fan of mother's day myself, but i am so very thankful for the gift God gave me of becoming a mother. i hope you had a lovely day!!

katygirl said...

hi. i am rude and just now remembered i never called you back. last week was crazy and i'm sorry! elijah has the best smile in this pic. :)

april@gingerbread girl said...

You have an amazingly cute family!! Glad you made it blessed...

xoxo

mel @ the larson lingo said...

Love this post..that was me a several years ago...dreading mother's day. Now it just reminds me to be thankful for God's timing & plan! Happy Mother's day!

Jessica said...

I'm not a huge fan of invented holidays like Mother's Day and Valentine's Day; they always seem to set people up to be disappointed.

However, I love the heart attitude you shared here. Happy Mother's Day!

arielle @ a beautiful journey. said...

hope you had a blessed & beautiful mother's day :)

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

What a lovely post. Thank you for sharing with us.

Jami said...

I'm so glad the day has become sweet for you. Those kids are tooo cute!

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