Monday, May 20, 2013

Mother's Day

A year and a half ago I was given the gift of motherhood because of another mother. It has been the most beautiful experience of our life. Not just because we have the awesome responsibility of parenthood, but because we have had the opportunity to feel unconditional love in this life. Mother's Day can be a really hard day for some. I've been there, I know. I'm grateful my attitude changed about the holiday before Madelyn came into our life. It's hard for some to comprehend the beauty & unselfishness of adoption which in return is hard for us to comprehend. We both realize how lucky we are to have amazing women in our life we call mothers. 

This year we had my side of the family over for breakfast as dinner and we sisters had a great time making it together. No, our men did not cook for us nor would we expect them to....they have other redeeming qualities we love about them. For example: playing with the kids in the park teaching them to play baseball or taking time to push them on the swing or teaching a neighborhood boy to throw the frisbee to Gracie. 

 These next two photos brought me to tears for most of the night. Our birth mom, whom we call Tummy Mummy posted them on her Instagram account. The fact she loves US so much is such a humbling feeling.

"The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it" C.C. Scott


Captivating Eyes said...

My mom goes on and on about how amazing your mother is. Guess it runs in the family. :)