Sunday, May 8, 2011

My First Mother's Day...

I have been waiting for this day for years. Mother's Day. A day that I can look at my beautiful baby... and say... "I am going to be the best mama I can for you!".

For years I silently grieved on this day. Even before I was married, I longed for a child. I felt like my day would never come... and though I would celebrate my own mother... I still always felt like something was missing. I would sit in the pew at church, swallowing the lump in my throat, as I listened to the messages about the blessings of our Mothers and looking around at the young people with babies and toddlers. I even grieved in my heart for those women I knew that had not been able to conceive for years, knowing that I was there and still had a chance, while they had tried and tried unsuccessfully.

Today is a day not only for the mothers who have snuggled and cared for their children over the years... but it's also a day for those mommies who have known a child in the womb, but did not have the opportunity to hold those sweet babies in their arms. (Luckily, those babes are in the arms of Jesus!)

I have been so blessed!

Happy Mother's Day!


  1. Happy Mother's Day Devon! I remember when we first met each other, and the similarities in our struggles with wanting kids. You deserve the beautiful little girl you have, and she's one lucky lady to have you as her mommy!

  2. Happy Mother's day to you!!! you have a beautiful little girl who will bring you joy for all mother's days' to come:)

  3. I'm so thrilled to see you enjoying your special day! She is so beautiful and so are you!!

    Wonderful photos of Eloise & Mommy.


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