Words of Encouragement
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RabbitEars - June 25

Found this passage on another site, quoted by an unknown author...These words made me think that all of these struggles may have a purpose after all!

Thoughts on Becoming a Mother:

There are women that become mothers without effort, without thought,
without patience or loss and though they are good mothers
and love their children, I know that I will be better.

I will be better not because of genetics, or money or that I have read more books
but because I have struggled and toiled for this child.
I have longed and waited. I have cried and prayed.
I have endured and planned over and over again.

Like most things in life, the people who truly have appreciation
are those who have struggled to attain their dreams.
I will notice everything about my child.
I will take time to watch my child sleep, explore and discover.
I will marvel at this miracle every day for the rest of my life.

I will be happy when I wake in the middle of the night
to the sound of my child, knowing that I can comfort, hold and feed him
and that I am not waking to take another temperature, pop another pill,
take another shot or cry tears of a broken dream. My dream will be crying for me.

I count myself lucky in this sense; that God has given me this insight,
this special vision with which I will look upon my child that my friends will not see.

Whether I parent a child I actually give birth to or a child that God leads me to,
I will not be careless with my love.

I will be a better mother for all that I have endured.
I am a better wife, a better aunt, a better daughter, neighbor,
friend and sister because I have known pain.

I know disillusionment as I have been betrayed by my own body.
I have been tried by fire and hell many never face, yet given time, I stood tall.

I have prevailed. I have succeeded. I have won.

So now, when others hurt around me, I do not run from their pain
in order to save myself discomfort. I see it, mourn it, and join them in theirs.

I listen. And even though I cannot make it better, I can make it less lonely.
I have learned the immense power of another hand holding tight to mine,
of other eyes that moisten as they learn to accept the harsh truth
and when life is beyond hard. I have learned a compassion
that only comes with walking in those shoes.

I have learned to appreciate life.

Yes I will be a wonderful mother


Yukon Queen - June 25

OMG! OMG!!,this is the most inspirational words so far and of course,we will be better mothers and so help us LORD,amen.


Iyiola - August 3

The passage touched me and as I read it, tears started falling from my eyes. I feel so alone and my heart is broken. The sad part is that I have to go on dealing with my pain (basiclly alone) and feeling like my friends and family don't understand what I am going through. I've been at this for a long time and my miscarriage was over 4 years ago and I am still not over it. Last year when my doctor told me my pregnancy was in my tubes, it felt like I had a miscarriage all over again.

Maybe one day, I can get to that place the passage references.


JasJulesMom - August 3

These words are so true. I believe if things are just handed to you, you do not appreciate them. When you work for what you want, you definitely have more love, respect and care.


HeatherK - August 3

What beautiful words...they hit right to the core of what I'm sure we are all feeling.
Thank you for putting them so eloquently!



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