I prayed for this child, and the LORD has granted me what I asked of him.
1 Samuel 1:27
As I reflect on my journey as a Mother, it occurs to me what a blessing Motherhood truly is - All Mothers go through tremendous challenges and adventures to get where they are ~ I always look at my friends who have given birth to their children and think - Wow! Lord, I could never have done that - the pregnancy, the morning sickness, the waiting, the worry...They are amazing women and to have MORE than one is a true testament to their faith - I always thought I did it the "easy" way..Did the paperwork, the praying, the praying, the praying and the waiting - I "chose" Annabelle, but the truth is God chose Annabelle - I can't imagine having any other child, any other way
There is no easy way to become or be a parent, it is truly a path you follow as God leads the way...You may take the wrong turn but God GENTLY nudges you back on the path -
I often hear "you have done a tremendous thing" or "she's so lucky to have you"
What I did was nothing amazing and to be honest I am the BLESSED one!
So that being said - Happy Mothers Day!
To all of my wonderful friends, thank you for being such inspirations and guides - The Lord has blessed me more than I will ever be able to thank Him ~ My cup runneth over!
To my Mom ~ You are wonderful, I am glad to have you as my Mother and friend but your role as Annie's Grannie never ceases to amaze me - your kindness, patience and generosity truly overwhelms me!
To Isabel ~ the FIRST Mother Annabelle had - Thank you sooo much for the care you took of Annie ~ She whas been such a joy and blessing and I know that has to do with you!