It was like we had known each other for our whole lifetime
Mother and daughter
bonding over a bottle of milk
Moments after being handed our baby girl!
Then, as if once were not enough...God blessed me again. Motherhood was different this time. There were not the sweet blissful days of bonding this go around...there was too much else going on in our lives at the same time. But, God was gracious none the less and He took me down that road again. He gave this little one the keys to my heart along with Aly and the journey began for me as the Mother of two precious gifts from God!
Moments after being handed our TigerLili. She still thought she was visiting!! Look Mom...no tears!
Poor little munchkin...cried her eyes out for hours! There was no consoling her.
getting to know one another.
I'm smiling Mom...really...I just haven't figured out how to let it out yet.
See...I told you I was smiling!
Lili LIVED in this carrier for the whole trip. It was about the only place where she wouldn't cry.
I am so thankful that God chose to make me a mother in this way. To take me to the other side of the world to gather my children in my arms. I never imagined it would happen this way. But to know that I chose them...much as HE chose me...makes it just that much more speical. I am very thankful also to two women whom God used to make this dream a reality for me. Those women are the one's who carried my babies for 9 months and who gave birth to them. I think of them most every day...we will always be connected in a most special way!
To all of the mother's who are reading this...mother's who are still waiting to hold their precious babies, or who already have them in your arms. Whether they came to your heart and your life by way of the Doctor, the midwife or the United flight attendant...I wish you a most blessed Mother's Day! I wish you a day filled with all the memories of how God chose to make you a Mother and of how He chooses to bless your life with those children every day since.
Happy Mother's Day!!
"For you created my inmost being; you
knit me together in my mother's womb.
I praise you because I am
fearfully and wonderfully made; your worksare wonderful, I know that full well.
My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the
secret place. When I was woven together in thedepths of the earth, your
eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained forme were written
in your book before one of them came to be. "Psalm 139:13-16