Motherhood (part five)


This last post in the motherhood series sums up an epiphany I had earlier this week. If you’ve followed my blog for awhile, I am sure you’ve heard me call my daughter the brightest of all silver lining. I dedicated my book to it, I write about it in parenting articles, and I remind myself of it when the blending gets hard. So, I write to the mamas out there who can relate. The ones who went through the hell of betrayal and heartbreak. 

If you’re in a painful place right now, will you give credit to that marriage you’re not all that proud of for giving you this beautiful child? When that’s all you got, you have to bask in it. Your brightest silver lining. I wrote this in my book and I will scream it from the mountaintops, I would go through it all again and then some if it meant I got my daughter out of it. She’s the biggest blessing in my prayers thanking God for what I went through. If it weren't for that union, you wouldn't have your baby. And repeat. 

What I hadn’t thought about until earlier this week was if my divorce hadn’t happened, I wouldn’t have my sweet baby boy. Disclaimer: I am also well aware that if it weren’t for my divorce I wouldn’t be married to the saintly dreamboat I now call my husband. I don’t discount this for a split second, it’s just we are on the topic of babies. So, it dawned on me this sweet baby boy would not exist in the world if it weren’t for me coming out of that painful divorce and starting all over. Life is just so darn crazy when you take a step back and look at how all of the pieces fit together. 

And there it is … “We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Our babies have God’s good written all over them. They may be the sole light that came from all of your pain. Keep that bright light in the forefront of your mind. Especially this weekend as we celebrate the gift of motherhood. Do something extra special to celebrate the fact that you are rocking this mama gig. Your babies will learn a strength from you that wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for all of the crazy you've gone through. 

I am praying that all of the mamas out there are celebrated real good this weekend and that God blesses you with peace above all else. <3