Mother's Day 2008

Last year's Mother's Day was perhaps, the happiest Mother's Day I had celebrated since the birth of my first daughter 15 years before. God had answered our prayers and miraculously given us a baby - Anna.

I had seen God work in ways I had only dreamed of. We were in the midst of change - needing to see God direct; and out of the blue - He gave us a smiling happy baby. I spent the day at church on cloud nine - holding my new little one. I enjoyed the afternoon by snuggling up with her in my bed and taking a nap. The sound of her breathing brought a great sense of the mighty and powerful God I served. It was obvious to me that He was able - to do anything.

This week last year her foster parents brought her to our house- her 'forever' home. We enjoyed snapping pictures of the two families brought together by one little girl.

Anna's foster parents have said that Anna will always hold a special place in their hearts. The feeling is mutual in our hearts about them- they will always hold a special place in our hearts; because they loved our baby until God brought her to us. They made her feel safe and loved from the very start of her life. Their sacrifice to her will cause us to be indebted to them for the rest of our lives; it is for this reason Anna will always have an extra set of Grandparents - their love to her will never be forgotten.

Trust this past Sunday you were able to reflect on the significance of Motherhood in your own life - whether reflecting on the gift of children that God has given you - or the sacrifices of your Mother. We all have so very much to be thankful for! Thanks so much for stopping by - I am so glad you did.




Persuaded said...

adoption connects one with so many people... all of the individuals along the path the child takes on his way to our homes are precious. i have often thought of it as a chain of fragile links... if only one thing had been different, only one person had made a slightly different decision or choice along the way, this child would have never made it to my arms. very humbling... and makes one profoundly aware of the hand of God in the process♥

Sheryl Shaffer said...

I love the way you honor Anna's "first parents". Your esteem for this couple is heartwarming. A good lesson for all of us.
Love you Martie