Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Prayer for Mother's Day?

I enjoy reading Shauna Niequist's blog. She is the author of Bittersweet which I've started, but haven't yet finished. However, it's on my 2011 book list, so I WILL finish it this year!

Shauna has walked the road of miscarriages and waiting for a baby the second time around. This week I read her post about Mother's Day. It sums up much of what I'm feeling - a large amount of joy and gratefulness for the gift of motherhood along with sadness for what this day represents for many others who long to celebrate Mother's Day.

Read her post. It's short, but it's touching. And real. And while she doesn't pretend to have all the answers, she acknowledges the dance between joy and sorrow, and mourning and rejoicing that undoubtedly takes place on Mother's Day each year.

Like Shauna, I have friends who are new moms this Mother's Day. I have friends who are expecting their third baby, and one friend expecting twin girls. 

However, I also know of family friends who just flew to Texas to meet a birth mom for the second time. And for the second time, she changed her mind and they return home empty handed. I think of a friend of a friend who experienced her fifth miscarriage. I think of a friend who has one child and every month hopes to give her daughter a sibling.

As I did last year, I'd like to pray for anyone who finds this coming weekend a difficult one. Whether you've lost a child, miscarried one you never got to meet, desire to be pregnant....or if you're just missing your mom because she's no longer in your life.

Comment below and let me know. I promise to pray. I'll ask God to be extra close and extra real this weekend. Leave your name or not. It doesn't matter. God knows and He tells us to approach the throne of grace confidently. Lets lift each other up - every joy, every sorrow, every heart that is striving to wait well.


tea said...

I would appreciate your prayers.
Thanks so much for offering. ♥

Elizabeth said...

Thank you Stacey. I have been trying for 6 years and have had 2 miscarriages. It is getting to the point where we kind of know it's not going to happen but that crazy hope still gets me every month... I would value your prayers for me and my husband Mark. x

Patiently Waiting...... said...

Thank you Stacey for offering to pray for us. I too will pray for you during your time of waiting. I would appreciate any prayers you can offer my husband and I as we enter month #2 of waiting to be matched with a potential birth mother. Also, I go in for surgery for endometriosis on Thursday. Thank you, Stacey.

Kim said...

Thank you Stacey, I will never turn down an offer for prayer. We could all use them.

Wonder Woman said...

Thank you. I would love for some one to be "touching and agreeing" with me in prayer. tomorrow is our first beta since our frozen embryo transfer on April 26th. I'd love to be able to call my mother on mothers day and tell her she had a grandbaby on the way.

Anonymous said...

We have had our 2nd miscarriage this year with the 2nd one being last week. Would love prayers for healing!

Suzanne said...

Please keep me in your prayers!

Anonymous said...

I never thought that someday I would be the mother of two beautiful brown eye girls!! I feel very blessed by Gods little gifts he has giving me!
Happy Mothers Day!!

Perfect Power in Weakness said...

I would love the extra prayers this weekend. I'm thinking it's a good weekend to start reading "Sacred Waiting" that I ordered after seeing it on your blog. Thanks!