Saturday, May 10, 2008

Mother's Day 2008




I have been blessed beyond measure with the gift of motherhood. I will never take this gift for granted. I know how hard it can be (and in my case, was) to come by. And I know how quickly it can be taken away. Today I am thinking of the moms who have not yet held their babies in their arms. Instead, they hold them closely in their hearts and wait. They are still moms. They might not feel like celebrating today - but they are moms, just the same. I am also thinking of the moms who have lost a child or children. Those who have experienced pregnancy, only to have it end in miscarriage. Or those who have had the honor of parenting their children for a time, but then had to say goodbye too soon. And, today I am thinking of those women who long to be moms, but have tried everything they know how to make it happen, and yet they remain childless. I am saying a prayer that God holds these women a bit closer to His heart, especially today.
Today I thank God (as I do everyday) for allowing me to be a mom. And more specifically, for letting me be Lily's mom...for she is the coolest, sweetest, funniest, smartest, loveliest child I have ever known. I also thank God for my mom. She gave me life. Then she showed me Jesus, so that I may live eternally. I love this woman and am thankful to her for many things, but this one thing above all others. I am also very thankful for my mother-in-law. She is an incredible woman with a heart of gold. I love her and am so blessed to be able to call her mom. So, that's where my heart is today. Mother's Day 2008.
I didn't mean to get all deep (or dark)...so I'll end with this upbeat video. It is a "Thank you" to one of the coolest mommas I know! Kim, (or Miss "Tim", as Lily calls you), thank you for your kindness shown toward my daughter,once again. We haven't met you (yet), but we both feel your love!



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24 comments:

holly m. said...

Happy Mother's Day, Nikki! Give your sweet girl a hug from Miss Holly and Anna.

Your post was heart felt and beautiful!

Steffie B. said...

Happy Mother's Day girl....we are so blessed! ;)

Yes, Minister... said...

Happy Mother's Day!
I cannot think of a better gift than just getting to hold my children! That was a simply beautiful post and I am so glad that your life is as blessed as mine - something I know we will never take for granted.
Ladybug hugs,
;D

kris said...

What a beautiful post, didn't see it as dark at all :O) (especially with that video)!

Happy Mother's Day Nikki!

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy(Kim & John) said...

Happy Mother's Day...
You are an amazig Mommy..
Lily~ You are sooooo Welcome... I love ya to pieces...
Have a Great Day..
HUGS

Daniella said...

Heartfelt and beautiful - I wish you a blessed Mothers Day - enjoy :)
love, love, love the video :)

redmaryjanes said...

Happy Mother's Day to you too!

Tiffany said...

Happy Mother's Day Nikki!!!!!! You and Miss Lily are precious!

Kimber said...

Happy Mother's Day Nikki. I know that you are an incredible Mother and I am so excited that you will get to sahre that love with another child too someday!

Love,
Kim

Bella's mama said...

Nikki,

What a wonderful post. We are so blessed to be mothers to these precious girls.

Happy Mother's Day,

Krista

Jewels of My Heart said...

What a beautiful, touching post filled with love, compassion and truth. Oh, how I love your heart... I too was thinking today about this holiday.... I even told Nicholas that before he came home this day would about kill me. That he and Hannah are what make me filled with joy.... Happy Mother's Day my sweet friend....
And to all those who are waiting to hold their babies in their arms...
God's Peace and God's Speed

Denise C said...

Oh Nikki, once again...you have touched my heart so deeply! You have an amazing gift of expressing your beautiful heart! I am so very blessed by you every single time I am here!!! (And your emails too!!)
Happy Mother's Day to one of the sweetest Mommas I know!
Love you!

Michelle said...

Oh, I agree...us Moms are so truly Blessed with our children-our gifts from God!

Happy Mom's Day, Nikki! Hope you had a wonderful day!

Thanks for playing Pay it Forward! Can you e-mail me your mailing address...my e-mail address is in my profile. Thanks!

Juliette said...

You are a wonderful and caring person. A great Mom!
Hope you had a great special day.
Have a good week!

ADELE said...

I hope you had the best Mother's Day ever. I just loved this post. It was very touching. Thanks for sharing.

Truly Blessed said...

What a beautiful post.

We are all Truly Blessed to be called Mom.

Your Lily is just too sweet, and I love her little ballerina bag!

sea star said...

Awww, what a sweet gift from your sweet girl! Hope your Mother's Day was wonderful!

Jonni, John & Sofia said...

Happy Mother's Day Nikki. You are one of my favorite Mommies. What a sweet post and I am with you - I hope our friends that are waiting don't have much longer until they hold their beautiful children in their arms.

Hugs,
Jonni

GWEN OATSVALL said...

girlie, you always make me cry when you go deep ... can't wait to read your story for the book ... i love you and think you are tops in my book when it comes to mothers !!!

that Lil always makes me smile !!!

Heather said...

Nikki - I LOVED this post. I have encountered pretty much everything as far as dreaming and desiring to be a mommy. When I became pregnant with Em, we were shocked, truly. Emily's twin did not get to be here with us, but when I made it full term with her, it was simply perfect. I was due with Emily on Mother's Day - I still remember my brother-in-law and his wife said that this holiday didn't count for me, I was not a mother yet. I believe even those who pray fervently to be mommies are mommies too and there will be a day when their dreams are realized and made reality. In light of your amazing good news and the joy that is Lily, Happy Mother's Day. You are an amazing mom and I'm thankful to have found you out here in Blog-land:)

Hugs,
Heather

Paula said...

What a beautiful post.
I love the little video with Lilly thanking Miss Tim . too cute

Meredith Teagarden said...

Beautiful post!

~Amy~ said...

SO CUTE! We love Miss Kim! :)

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