Dear Mama with the Barren Womb,
This Mother’s Day, I celebrate YOU.
I know this is a hard day. I know you are dreading it. I know it can be agonizing and painful. I know your heart hurts–it hurts on a lot of days, but on this day, it especially hurts. I know this day is just a reminder that your womb is barren and longing to be fruitful. Trust me, I know. I know that Mom’s every where are celebrated and you’re desperate to relish in a role so special and honorary as Mother. I know you long to see your little one’s face and look her in the eye with love bursting through your seams, because it is by far the greatest feeling you could have ever imagined.
Mama, this Mother’s Day I celebrate YOU. I celebrate you because you are strong and brave. I celebrate you for not losing hope. I celebrate you because you are a Mama and we are just waiting on the Lord to work out every little detail. I celebrate you because fertility treatment sucks and those bruises on your bottom from daily progesterone shots remind you that your womb is not full. I know you are exhausted emotionally and physically. Mama, I know.
Mama, I celebrate you because the scar on your tummy represents someone who you didn’t get to snuggle with for very long before he was welcomed into Heaven’s gates sooner than what you imagined. I know you’re grieving, Mama. I celebrate you because it takes a lot of bravery and a lot of strength to bury your baby. My heart breaks for your loss, Mama.
Mama, I celebrate you because your baby left your womb far too early in pregnancy. I know you were dreaming of her and planning the nursery and every little detail of life as a Mommy. And Mama, on that day when you lost your baby, I know it was heart wrenching-the ugly cry kind of heart wrenching.
Mama, I celebrate you because you take in kids that need a home until they find their forever home. I celebrate you because being a foster parent is not an easy job.
Mama, I am sorry the adoption process is taking forever and that it is such an emotional roller coaster. I celebrate you because you are patient and adoptions takes a special kind of Mother’s heart.
Mama, I celebrate you because even though you haven’t actually given birth you are a Mom to many. You have a Mother’s heart and although your body didn’t stretch as a baby grew inside, you are still a Mama.
Mama, today on this Mother’s Day, I celebrate you! I know it is a hard day. And on this day I remember and celebrate you. I send my love and prayers your way. It is okay to cry, Mama, because you are not alone and all though it is sometimes hard for us to fully understand the Lord in all His ways, I trust in the details of the story He has made for you. I celebrate who you are. You are inspiring, strong, beautiful, and full of bravery. You are a Mama and this Mother’s Day, I celebrate you!
I once was you.