Saturday, May 8, 2010

Love, Joy, and Hope

I woke up this morning still feeling very bitter. I just couldn't shake it. I couldn't get all of the nastiness out of my head. I wanted it to go but it wouldn't.

I made it through the tasks of the morning plus some and into the car we went.

As we traveled down the highway I cranked up the music trying to quiet the bitter thoughts and feelings. It had been more then a day and that was long enough. We made it downtown and to the Mother's Tea. I treated myself to valet parking and we headed into the unknown. I had no clue what to expect.

This is where I am going to get sappy on you all and apologize up front. Sorry, but after the afternoon and evening I have had that is just the way it is.

The tea was AMAZING! I knew several women already and met several more. There were many amazing stories a several that were publicly honored for being such strong woman and mothers. It was empowering. I felt normal surrounded by incredible women who had amazing stories similar to mine.

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Not only were there amazing woman but also super amazing kids. GAP sponsored a fashion show with some of these amazing kids. Some modeled their clothes from wheel chairs, some in braces, and others with their moms. It just made my heart melt.

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Bitterness had no place in my heart anymore! God is so good!

I picked up the boys, we ran to the store, headed home to feed Makenzie and then it was off to the restaurant to celebrate the quickly approaching birth of one of my good friend's baby.

We had a wonderful time. The kids got to sing karaoke, play games, eat cake, and dance. Makenzie loved it! The boys carted her around, danced with her, she giggled, and wiggled, and was such a doll.

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I got to spend time with grown ups and eat good food.

Now the boys are watching a movie. Makenzie is sound asleep and this mama's heart is ready for Mothers Day.

It is funny how life works. It is funny how adversity and nastiness can turn success into an even bigger accomplishment.

The love, joy, and hope I have for my children is something that Satan can not take from me. This week God has shown me this in many ways and for that I am thankful.

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to ALL of you amazing mommies out there!

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Mrs. Dan said...

Oh I'm so glad you had a good day. You definitely earned it and needed it. Isn't it awesome hanging out with other parents who understand the road we walk?

Reagan Leigh said...

Happy Mother's Day! So sorry you've had to go through such drama this past week. There's no doubt in my mind that you are a WONDERFUL mother who does absolutely everything you can to help Makenzie!

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