This isn’t what I had planned to write about when I walked into my office this morning, but I have to let this out before I can think about anything else. A few weeks ago, I was overjoyed to find out that a friend of the family was pregnant. Everyone was so happy for her, but she lost the baby this past Saturday morning. She lost her baby on the day before Mother’s Day.
When I was pregnant with my son, he was very late. He was supposed to be born on May 1st but didn’t arrive until May 17th. I always joke with him that my first Mother’s Day would have been much better if he’d actually been here, but what has happened with my friend really puts this in perspective for me. I wasn’t very happy to be so very pregnant and missing out on my baby that Mother’s Day, but I was blessed to know that my baby was safe inside my belly.
It’s usually around this time of year that I start to feel sad that I will not be having any more children, but I am so blessed to have one. He made me this beautiful daisy you can see in the picture. He made this for me because daisies are my favorite flower. I’ve talked before about how wonderfully sweet and intelligent my son is, and I am so blessed to have him in my life.
For all those out there who are mothers, remember the blessings in your life. It’s so easy to look back and wish we had done things differently or our situations were better, but for those of us who are moms, we really are blessed.
For those who have lost children, my heart goes out to you. Please know that your children are still with you and watching over you. Sometimes I see that these children will try to come in another way … as a grandchild, a niece, nephew or some other way. But, many times, these innocent and loving beings simply act as guardian angels to the parents they were not able to physically manifest for. There are many reasons that a child may not come to term, spiritually and physically, and many times we never learn exactly why. The fact is, however, that no reason will ever take away the pain of losing a child.
My heart breaks for my friend, and I thank God every day for the children in my life. I do only have one child myself, but I also have a beautiful niece and lots of children in the community that my husband and I are an active part of. In my heart, they are all my children. They are all blessings.
Love and Blessings,
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