Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

I woke up with a happy heart this morning.
My hubby sprinkled Reeses on me and had a card for me. I opened it up and it was a super sweet card written from him...and he also wrote from Briar, Eli and Finn. (notes from each of them). It made me smile and cry....and then I opened the prenatal massage that I will get to take advantage of, and I just smiled!!
Church was incredible today. Christy Murphy, Jeff's wife, brought an amazing message. A message that reminded everyone to rejoice and praise God in their circumstances. Being a mom is the hardest job I can think of. But there are other tough things going on out there. She brought up a mom who is just an incredible testimony of praising God in the midst of Trial. I had the opportunity to hang out with her today, and host her and her sons as they were our guests at Mychurch this morning. From the moment I met her, she was all smiles and positive. And her story is one that might not make you feel so positive. From losing a house, job, family members, etc....she has stayed in a mind set to stay positive, as it will not do her any good to be negative. I love that attitude.  You can go here to read more about him and their journey.  They are determined to make the most out of his LIVING. I love that attitude.
Her son Ty was diagnosed, at age 10, with Huntington's disease. This disease is fatal and will take his life within 5 to 10 years. He turned 15 today. He is in a wheelchair and has lost the ability to speak or eat normally, but he has not lost his spirit. He would reach out for hugs all the time, and he was admiring the beautiful girl singing on stage. So much so that he started making noise when his mom and I began talking....begging us to take him back in to the SECOND service in a row...he didn't want to miss the pretty girl on stage... :)

I love taking the focus off ourselves.
It is so easy for me to wake up and feel sad, during the baby dedication, that my baby was in heaven with Jesus, while my other two babies are not here with me yet.  Yet, I have no reason not to praise God.  He has given me everything I need. He has provided me with health. With a loving husband. With food and shelter. With everything he has for me at THIS MOMENT.  So, with that, I am going to enjoy every little bit of pregnancy and the waiting that comes with adoption.  Soon enough our house will be full of laughter and tears and screaming and for now I will just use these moments to relish the quiet moments on the hammock :)

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY to all the mommas out there!
My father in law sent me this today.  It made me smile.  They were up there today, in London, KY...and they went up to the top of the hill to visit the tree and the stone...we know my boy is not there...he is with his Father in heaven...but it is such an amazing place to go and see a representation of his life. :) So glad he sent this!
Thinking of our boy in heaven, our boy in my belly (almost 21 weeks..) and the boy that is waiting for us in Ethiopia...who might not even be born yet.

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to all the mommas!

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  1. Happy Mother's Day Brooke!! Love you! :-)

  2. Looks like Finn is a good name for rainbow babies :)