You could tell from the look on the mother’s face, that her pain was keeping her from getting comfortable. First birth, breech baby, no pain medicine. But there was something else. Something was missing.
She was smiling. She was holding her baby. Her beautiful baby girl – brown hair, dark eyes, perfect. Her baby was now with the Lord.
This was their time – to hang on to the nine months of life given to this Mother and baby girl.
Her eyes were so heavy. She laid her head back onto the stacked pillows and turned slowly to her husband. This is what she saw:
He was holding his new little girl.. and tears were streaming down his face.
The nurses had left them alone, to say good-bye.
It was when the new mother saw his tears… she and her husband lay close together – with their baby to say good-bye – that her own grief turned to a new love for her man. Sympathy, thankfulness, sorrow, and togetherness. All in one moment.
You could see it in her heart. She was a Mother. But she was given two gifts that day – a beautiful baby girl blessing. And a man that protects her heart – Always.
A gentle nudge in the right direction, a soft answer to lead me to a different conclusion, the balance of the extreme I might be thinking, and the voice to our children that brings the Lord and the Truth to our home. My husband.
This year -again- at Mother’s Day.. I bend low, and let the grace of God wash over me, thanking Him for the Gift of this man that protects my heart.
He has helped me to become the Mother that God has always wanted me to be. And will continue to.
The day I held my little girl – while she breathed and rested warmly in my arms – I understood what it means to be a Mother.
Sacrifice. Appreciation. Looking beyond yourself to see the pain and needs of others.
The day that my husband held our little baby, while his head was bent low, and he said good-by – I knew this man would always be by my side.
And the gift of Motherhood – I celebrate WITH him.
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