Today’s post is short and sweet, but I do want to wish all of you who are mothers a Happy Mother’s Day. I hope if your mother is still living that you get to spend some time with her today. If you mother has passed, then I hope that you have happy memories of her tucked away in your heart. This is the first time in many years that I will be with my whole family on mother’s day, so I am grateful for that!
I have shared my personal mother’s day story on my previous blog, but looking back I have never shared it here. Someday, I will go into more detail if anyone is interested but in a nutshell becoming a mom was not easy for me.
I was 27 when I married my husband. At that time I wasn’t even sure if I wanted children or not. He had been married once before and had a son from that marriage, so he was fine either way. Then a few months in to our marriage it hit me like a ton of bricks. I wanted to be a mom!
Naturally I assumed that as a young and healthy female there wouldn’t be any problem. I fully expected to get pregnant within 2-3 months. Well, many months went by and those months turned into years.
After three long years of trying and experiencing the devastation of infertility we decided to seek help with a fertility specialist. The doctor recommended IVF or in vitro fertilization. We decided to move ahead with the expensive treatment as it was our best chance of conceiving.
Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.
– Matthew 19:26
The month before I was to start my IVF treatment, I got pregnant! No meds, no procedures…just God’s perfect timing.
Our beautiful miracle daughter was born in April 2002 and I like to tell this story to first give all the glory to God and second to encourage any other women experiencing the challenges of infertility that there is hope.
Many of you that read this blog might be passed your child bearing years like I am; however you might know a younger woman who is struggling and wants desperately to be a mother. Can I encourage you to be a blessing to that younger woman today? I remember what mother’s day felt like during those long 3 years.
Over the years when people have been getting to know me, they will ask if I have children. My reply is always that “yes, I have a daughter.” Then they usually say with just a hint of disappointment in their voice, “Oh, just one?”
If they only knew what I went through to have my “just one” they wouldn’t be so puzzled. I’m not disappointed at all. Mother’s day reminds me of the greatest moment of my life and the most tangible gift God has ever given me.
I don’t know why I had to go through such an awful trial to be a mom, but it sure has made me more grateful for the opportunity. Whatever the reason, I know that my daughter is a blessing and I wish you all the happiest mother’s day.
Andrea Walters | 14th May 23
Happy Mother’s Day!!!❤️❤️
The Scarlet Lily | 14th May 23
Same to you my friend!
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