This one’s for you…

May 8, 2015

Peonies in paper via In Honor of DesignFlower Bundle Gifts via IHOD

As we were wrapping up some peonies in paper for some mama friends this morning, I couldn’t help but whisper a prayer for those who have a difficult weekend ahead. 

There are wombs in waiting.
There are arms aching for the children they have lost.
There are sons and daughters with fresh wounds from the loss of the person who raised them. 

It is easy for me to be overwhelmed with tears these days.
I tear up when I notice my child is growing.
I straight up weep when I think of their birth.
But today I can’t help but shed some tears for those mothers in waiting, those who mourn, and those who are trying to muster through the weekend.

A prayer for you today and through the weekend that God brings you peace, comfort, and HOPE that life still holds so much goodness for you, and is not too far in the distance. Know you are not forgotten, and that big bouquet right there^^…that one is for you.

And for each of you new and long time mothers, cheers to the life you give to your children tirelessly. I hope you are celebrated this weekend, and throughout the whole year!
x, Anna

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  • You are such a thoughtful, empathetic person, Anna.
    I used to love Mother’s Day but since my mom’s passing it is such a difficult holiday especially as it has become so commercialized that the reminders are constant. How I would love to give a bouquet of pretty flowers, a thoughtful card and a long embrace to my mom this Sunday, just to so I can see her beautiful smile one more time.
    I take so much comfort, however, in the fact that I get to celebrate being a mother myself and feel extremely grateful for such a privilege. I know there are so many women out there who carry their own, often silent, crosses and empty arms.
    Thank you for your kind acknowledgement of them.
    Happy Mother’s Day to you!

    • Laura, I remember how close you were with her, and it is hard to even fathom how difficult these past few years have been for you. Much love to you beautiful friend!

  • This post touched my heart!
    Thank you for writing, its my first mothers day since my mum passed away. and I definitely felt the love reading this post.
    Happy mothers day!

    Rachel x

  • thank you for this post, and for acknowledging those who wish they were mama’s.

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