Motherhood: Sometimes We Weep




This has been some kind of week.

Motherhood, mothering, the love of a mother, a mother's joy, a mother's loss, a mother's pain, a mother's acceptance. . . .a mother's tears. . . .

My husband's grandmother passed away on Sunday. The family is grieving, but she was ready to see our Saviour face-to-face.

My mother-in-law is heart-broken . . .her Mommy gone, there with her when she drew her last breath.

Grandma was Mama to 9 children, and had a great number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The matriarch. . .great memories, not-so-good memories, laughter, tears, time spent, giving, sharing . . .

Then, on Tuesday I found out that someone dear to me miscarried. I know what she's facing. That pain can bubble up from no where, seemingly out of the blue, even when you thought you were past it.

She has a strong faith in our God. Her words: "The part that makes this the most difficult is not knowing why, but I know not knowing is a part of God's plan for me in trusting Him." Determined to trust the One who knows, realizing He is more than capable of working things out.

A mother's prayers, a mother's faith, a mother's heart, a mother's need for God . . .

So I'm weighing it all, praying. Knowing the loss of a grandmother--twice, knowing the loss of a baby without all of the answers. . .

And here I sit, in the midst of it all, while life kicks and stretches and pulls and turns in my womb . . . contractions here and there. . .wondering so many things.

Mixed emotions: pain, joy, anticipation, sadness, uneasiness, lots of prayer, sleepless nights, wonder, amazement, more prayer, in awe of motherhood and all it brings.

 
In prayer for mothers and the things we face:
May God help us in times of distress,
and comfort us in
times of pain. May we mothers be thankful for every
single day we are here with our children,
no matter how
many or how long. Above all, may we trust in Him.
In Jesus' Name,
Amen.

4 comments:

  1. So sorry for the loss in your family. It is so very hard to lose a beloved grandmother. Sorry for your friend's loss as well. I know that pain too.
    So many sweet thoughts and a precious post Stacie. God bless. :)

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  2. Jennifer,
    Thank you for your sweet words. Motherhood has its dips, but I wouldn't change it for the world.

    God bless you, too!!

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  3. Dear Stacie,
    I have enjoyed finding your blog today. You have a lovely heart unfolded on these pages. I am adoring you and love most of all your Christ centered life. I homeschool too and enjoyed your homeschool mamma journal page post. I will come back to welcome baby boy little one #5. God bless your boy with health and strength. I have two sons close in age too. It has been pure joy. Oh and one last thing that touched my heart was the love and admiration you speak of for your husband. I am blessed by seeing a wife being her husbands crown. My friendship to you sister in Christ Stacie. ❤Angelia in Texas

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  4. Angelia,

    I am so glad you found my blog!Thank you dearly for such kind words; they really touched my heart. I am humbled and so grateful that someone can see Christ in me.

    I am excited to see what life will be like with 2 little boys close in age. I am glad to hear that you are enjoying your boys. I am in awe of God's blessings!

    If you are a blogger as well, I'll be by to visit!! Thank you for your prayers. God bless you, Angelia.

    -Stacie

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