Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Some thoughts on the upcoming Mother's Day...

My heart has been especially heavy for our baby's birthmother these past several days.  Maybe it's just part of me being anxious to meet her, but I think that while that is certainly true, there's more to it than just that.  I feel the Lord has really placed her on my heart for a very specific reason lately...only thing is, I don't know what that reason is, because I don't know anything about this amazing woman.  It's so crazy to think that as we are walking around in Abilene, we could potentially pass her as we're out and never realize it.  It blows my mind to think that this woman is out there right now, selflessly carrying her baby that she is going to choose us to parent.  So many emotions that come up from that though...  I just want to know all about her so I can know how to pray for her and reach out to her.  But not knowing a single thing doesn't change the fact that God has most certainly called me to go to battle on my knees for this woman, and I'm committed to doing just that.  So I just pray for the Lord to direct my prayers and to give me the words that need to be said on her behalf.  He knows what she needs, so I'm seeking Him directly and trusting what He will do with it.

I also can't help but think of our baby's birthmother as we approach this Sunday's holiday: Mother's Day.  As I prepare for this holiday, I think of the blessing I've been given in being a mommy to our little miracle girl.  And then I'm filled with thankfulness at the amazing woman God gave to me as my mother, and the incredible mother God gave to my husband-she molded DH into the man he is today, just as my mother molded me into the woman I am today.  I am so grateful to these women, for their selflessness in serving their families, and I am filled with such love and admiration for them.  But then there's another woman who I can't help but think of as Mother's Day approaches...the woman who will be giving birth to the baby that will make me a mother again...I wonder what kinds of emotions will be going through her head on that day as she's carrying her baby inside of her, maybe not certain on whether or not she is going to be that child's mother...I wonder if it will be a hard day for her in this journey, or maybe it will be a positive day for her.  I don't know...but I do know that I can pray for her as she goes through quite possibly a realm of emotions.  Will you join me in praying for her?
  • Pray that she would have clear direction on what decision to make for her baby (to parent or to place for adoption)
  • Pray for a peace and calmness to cover her
  • Pray that she would draw closer to Christ and find her worth and direction in Him
  • Pray that her baby will be safe, healthy, and strong as it develops in her womb.
  • Pray that God will prepare us to know how to best minister to her and love her and support her
Thank you for joining me in lifting up these concerns.  I know God is stirring in my heart for a reason, and I want use this time to seek Him fully so I can be fully prepared for what He has for me.

Prayerfully and joyously waiting for your little one...

1 comment:

  1. love you sweetie, as we wait for our precious grand baby.... I am praying for you, as well as our grand babies birthmother. I do know that God is in control, and He will take care of all of you, and He will be the guide for not only for our sweeties Birthmother, but for you, Michael,and Lucy. We must stay strong in God, and have Faith aways. God will send us a perfect little baby in His perfect Love. Stay strong as we wait. In His perfect timing we will know. Love you soooo much!!!!