So. There’s this blogger that I read, Natalie Holbrook. She blogs at natthefatrat. And Natalie has, shall we say, a complicated relationship with Mother’s Day.
Not so much anymore, as she is reveling IN her awesome, hilarious little boy, but for years Nat struggled–openly and honestly–with infertility. (Except it’s not really the right word…she can get pregnant, it’s just WOAH hard. Go read her blog. It’s much more eloquent then that statement. Sorry Natalie!)
But during the years she was waiting on her Huck, it was hard for her. And she wrote many many beautiful posts about it. But it was her post just recently about this past Mother’s Day that took my breath away.
“i hope you all had a lovely weekend. especially you mamas-of-furbabies and even most especially you mamas-in-waiting. i feel so strongly that this holiday really belongs to you who yearn, because you are doing the hardest work. your hearts are loving the biggest love, are fighting the hardest fights, are taking the biggest, scariest leaps of faith. my thoughts and my prayers and all of my love have been with each of you this weekend. i hope you took the good chocolate from the deacons and had the longest and most satisfying of afternoon naps on sunday. fist bumps. and hang in there.
But mainly, because if my short life has taught me anything it’s that you’ll always miss a part of your past and yearn for a part of your future..no matter what stage of life you’re in. And most days I love this stage of life.
It’s ok to yearn. And my heart is with everyone who’s yearning for days not yet here. They’ll come soon enough. And you know what? When they get here: It’s going to ROCK. 🙂
* If we haven’t met: Patience is def. not one of my virtues. And that sound you hear is my husband and family laughing in agreement at this massive understatement