I found this out there in cyber space and it touched my heart...I hope it will touch yours....
I Will Be A Wonderful Mother - Author Unknown
There are women who become mothers without effort, without thought, without patience or loss, and though they are good mothers and love their children, I know that I will be better.
I will be better not because of genetics or money or because I have read more books, but because I have struggled and toiled for this child.
I have longed and waited.
I have cried and prayed.
I have endured and planned over and over again.
Like most things in life, the people who truly have appreciation are those who have struggled to attain their dreams.
I will notice everything about my child.
I will take time to watch my child sleep, explore, and discover.
I will marvel at this miracle every day for the rest of my life.
I will be happy when I wake in the middle of the night to the sound of my child, knowing that I can comfort, hold, and feed him and that I am not waking to take another temperature, pop another pill, take another shot or cry tears of a broken dream.
My dream will be crying for me.
I count myself lucky in this sense; that God has given me this insight, this special vision with which I will look upon my child.
Whether I parent a child I actually give birth to or a child that God leads me to, I will not be careless with my love.
I will be a better mother for all that I have endured.
I am a better wife, a better aunt, a better daughter, neighbor, friend, and sister because I have known pain.
I know disillusionment, as I have been betrayed by my own body. I have been tried by fire and hell that many never face, yet given time, I stood tall.
I have prevailed.
I have succeeded.
I have won.
So now, when others hurt around me, I do not run from their pain in order to save myself discomfort.
I see it, mourn it, and join them in theirs.
And even though I cannot make it better, I can make it less lonely.
I have learned the immense power of another hand holding tight to mine, of other eyes that moisten as they learn to accept the harsh truth when life is beyond hard.
I have learned a compassion that only comes by walking in those shoes.
I have learned to appreciate life.
Yes, I will be a wonderful mother. -Author Unknown
Alice laughed. "There's no use trying," she said. "One can't
believe impossible things."
"I dare say you haven't much practice," said the
Queen. "When I was your age I did it for half an hour a day.
Why sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible
things before breakfast."
-Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass
Hey out there. You know who you are...don't give up hope. Just remember that if one way doesn't work out all you need to do is keep an open mind and look at a different prospective. You can get what you want. It just may be wrapped in a different package. Impossible is just a word.
Today we're grouching about the phone bill or failing once again to mow the lawn, but tomorrow we may be out defending the homeland or pursuing an armed robber down a dark alley. Women shouldn't forget this. What looks like a husband napping on a sofa is really a hero of tomorrow dreaming of his own selfless demise.
If you have a favorite quote or have read something recently that you would like to share please send it my way. This quote below is from a surrogate who has a very positive attitude! Thank you!!
If the thought of lack - whether it be money, recognition or love- has become part of who you think you are, you will always experience lack. Rather than acknowledge the good that is already in your life, all you see is the lack.
-Eckhart Tolle: A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose (Pg 190)