Sunday, May 10, 2009
Happy Mother's Day!
Some odd years ago, my mother was told she had polycystic ovaries. She struggled with the idea of never having a child of her own. 4 years later, after loads of medication, heartbreak and countless prayers, my parents were given one child and one child only. Me. I always grew up knowing motherhood was not a sacrifice but a privilege and honor.
But having just one child of her own didn't stop my mother from being a mother to others. She adopted countless angels that she would give everything she had to. She is a teacher, a feeder of missionaries, a listener for the discouraged girl in the single's ward, a constant care and support to the abandoned, a home to the homeless, a seeker to those lost... the list goes on and on.
There are so many good women out there. Mothers. Grandmothers. Women married who can't have children. Women not married wishing for the blessings of companionship and motherhood. Women who have lost children. Aunts. Sisters. And most important women who are mothers by adoption.
There are so many good children out there too. Children without mothers. Who need someone in their life to show the kindness and love of a mother. I feel like adoption could possibly save the world. When I read this blog http://www.therhouse.blogspot.com/ I was truly inspired to do something more, so I started this blog. Perhaps adoption is for you. Perhaps this site can help you. Perhaps adoption of a child into your home isn't part of what you're meant to do in life. But we can all adopt children in our hearts and do everything in our power to show them a Christ-like example.
Everyone can be a mother. There are children who need women to stand up to the plate and be there for them. Whatever our circumstances in life, I pray that children in the world can be blessed to feel the love of God through our good works. I bear testimony that Jesus is the Christ. Our Heavenly Father knows us and watches over us. Happy Mother's Day to all!