Friday, May 11, 2007

Mother's Day - A Tribute

This year, for Mother's Day - I want to dedicate my post to those who long to be mothers or who are mothers, but their babies are already in Heaven. I imagine that this can be a very hard holiday to endure and I know that anything I say cannot lessen that - but I just feel that this is the right thing to do, and my heart's desire is that it will be a blessing and a comfort to those who need it.

If you are one of these dear ones, know that I am praying for you this weekend. If there is anything I can ever do for any one of you ~ please let me know. If you are reading this as a mother, would you please join me in praying for those who long for the same gift?

Thought You'd Be Here

We thought you'd be here by now
your Mother and I
We're praying through our tears
that somehow
We might hear your sweet cry
Have we waited to long
It's getting harder to be strong
Is there something we've done wrong
But if you like dancing
I'll make it rain rhythm and rhyme
and melodies, child
And if you like dreaming
Your Mother will make your
imagination run wild
we thought you'd be here by now

We have a room just for you, upstairs
It's right down the hall
So we'll be close should you ever
get scared
We'll come when you call
It's a room full of stories
Waiting to be told
Longing to behold

And if you like laughing
I'll paint you a circus of smiles
and ferris wheels, dear
And if you like living
Your Mother will fly you to
worlds both far and near

I never knew the silence
could make me so deaf
I never knew that I could
miss someone I never met
Miss someone I haven't met yet

We'll be waiting

Words and music by Wes King

"Hannah replied, 'I am a woman who is deeply troubled. I have not been drinking wine or beer; I was pouring out my soul to the Lord. Do not take your servant for a wicked woman; I have been praying here out of my great anguish and grief.' Eli answered, 'Go in peace, and may the God of Israel grant you what you have asked of him.'" I Samuel 1:15-17


Leanne said...

Monica, thank you so much... yes, how can I miss someone so much that I never met...
Your post was beautiful!

Anonymous said...


You are so very thoughtful! I will treasure this post. You know my heart - thank you for being a wonderful friend. Your prayers are a gift and I am blessed by them!!!

I love you dear friend!

MyHeartIsAlwaysHome said...

Monica, That brought tears to my eyes! I know first hand how hard it is to wait for the child you so long for. I have so much to celebrate this Mother's Day, but my heart is with all of those mothers waiting to be united with their child!

Mary Ann said...

Thank you so much for this, Monica! You are truly one of the kindest and most thoughtful people I "know". This was such a blessing to me.:-)

Anonymous said...

Thank you Monica.
I struggled with infertility for a long time before my litte one finally arrived. It always seemed to me that so many women who were already mothers just didn't understand -- or didn't want to acknowledge -- the emotional and even physical pain of longing for a child.
Thank you . Just, thank you.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Monica. Those lyrics are so beautiful and it means a lot to me that you are committing to pray for those of us who have lost babies. You have reminded me to pray for a friend who has lost three children, and is still waiting longingly for her arms to be filled. May God give us grace this Mother's Day to see each other and show love.

- Rebecca T.

Julee said...

I have a friend who is adopting from China and the delays have been heartwrenching. She finally got her referral and she travels soon, but we sure did plan on her having that baby home by now!

Jthemilker said...

Thanks for the prayers.

Susan said...

I found your blog this year (2009)& was checking out the archives when I found this post. Thank you so much for being so thoughtful, Monica. I think you are such an inspiring mom & I hope that I will one day have to chance to implement so many of your creative ideas with children of my own. Thank you!