I am not one of those women who cries easily. Justin has actually said to me “you are like a dude!”, referring to my lack of tears. I don’t cry easily, but from time to time I do cry, but it has to be for something pretty deep and moving. Today was one of the days. I had tears today as I was reminded of the struggle of becoming a Mother. Our pastor asked for women to stand if they wanted prayer to have children. Perhaps they were women who experienced infertility, miscarriages, or the loss of child. Regardless of the reason these women wanted to have a baby and needed prayer. There were quite a few women across the congregation that stood. One women directly in front of me. Her bravery to stand touched my heart, as it showed to me how much she desired children that she was willing to have people publicly pray over her; for her to have her dream of having a baby in her arms to come true. I prayed for her and I will continue praying for her, as I know it feels to be in her position. I was once that woman with that desire to have baby so much that my heart ached every hour of every day. I am thankful God answered my prayers and the prayers of my husband and our friends and family. Thank you all for your prayers. I can now say I am the mother of 4 children. Not one, but 4!!! God has blessed Justin and I, but it was certainly not an easy road or without trials. It was tough, but in the end we have our children and we are a family. I pray today that every woman who wants a child and desires with all her heart to become a Mother will indeed become a Mother. With God, all things are possible. It may not be an easy road to motherhood, but I believe it can happen for every woman (whether biological, adopted, or fostered Each path makes you a Mom).

Here are my four babies:

I also consider “Little Bit” one of my babies. She came to us at 7 weeks old and we had her for 15 months. She was our foster daughter. She is now back with her family.

Little Bit

I am blessed to be able to celebrate this Mother’s Day with three of my babies. Brielle, Alex, and Charlie bring joy and happiness to my life every day. I am so thankful for these blessings!