Today I remember a time when I celebrated birthdays without a child.
When no one made a card for me with scrap papers, scribbled writings and drawings that bears no resemblance to me..
When all I had was a kind and loving husband who will give me the world just to dull the pain of childlessness.
Today, I call to mind those days and it is hard to think back.
I had to pull up pictures of my days without kids. When each birthday I said a little prayer
“Lord let this be the year”..
Today I smile because this day this very moment. I am on top of the world, I am blessed with two beautiful girls.
Today, I heard a sound in my downstairs study and went to investigate
As I opened the door, my six year old screamed
“Mummy you can’t come in”. She was serious, so I retreated.
I knew what she was doing, I caught a glimpse of her making a birthday card for me.
A few minutes later big sister joined her and she called out “mummy whatever you do, DO NOT COME INTO THE STUDY”!
Ok I replied.
I observed as they tiptoed around the house to get items for their cards.
It warmed my heart.
My two little blessings with love in their heart making a birthday card for me.
There is no greater joy.
So today I celebrate with a heart filled with joy and gratitude for this wonderful blessing.
Today I pray for you, that you will come to know the joy of motherhood, that soon the ache you feel will be replaced by pangs of labour.
Your tears will be of joy and unspeakable blessings on beholding your child.
So do not give up.
Do not despair
Do not fear.
This is a journey that will end with rainbows in the skies.
Look up child, soon your blessings will make this wait worth it.
Your Partner in Hope
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