Sunday, May 13, 2007

Mother's Day

On this pretty Mother's Day, I am reflecting on how blessed I am to have my girls. I know there are many women out there who are not so lucky and struggle to conceive a baby. Countless more, cannot have a child of their own. There are many ways to become a parent-- adoption, step-children to name a few, and I know for some, if they cannot have their own child, they don't want one at all.

It saddens me that in the news almost daily, there is something about an abandoned child or a newly born infant in the garbage, or babies being born to drug-addicted mothers. How easy they make it look, getting pregnant, while there are women who genuinely want a baby and cannot. This is why I don't read/watch the news... my soft heart cant bear all the bad news.

I love my girls, even when they drive me crazy. There is something about looking at your child when she sleeps, the peacefulness on their faces, their steady, deep breathing. Then of course, I like to tickle their noses with a feather and watch them scratch (sorry! I can't resist messing with them!). Nothing compares to when your child hugs you around your leg, making it nearly impossible to walk, when they say "mommy" for the first time, the first smile, when they do something and can't wait to show you and when they hug you around your neck so hard you think, this is love. I love my girls and I wouldn't trade motherhood for anything! So Happy Mother's Day to you all!


The Good Woman said...

And Happy Mothers Day to you too Mountain Mama!

lady macleod said...

I'm right there with you MM. happy mother's day to you!

Krissie said...

Happy Mother's day, Weird Cat Lady!