For anyone who needs uplifting...


#1

A good friend of mine shared this with me and I would like to share it with all of you. I read it from time to time when I need the “inspiration”. I don’t know who it’s by, but it’s amazing nonetheless - enjoy!

:slight_smile: :grouphug:

"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.
I listen.
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."


#2

That’s beautiful!!! Thanks for posting it starkml4. :flower:


#3

Wow, I know the hormones are raging, but that made me cry. Thanks so much for posting, I needed the pick-me-up!
Thanks starkml4!


#4

[FONT=“Comic Sans MS”]I really needed this today…feeling super down and worried this time didn’t work…

Thanks for posting this…[/FONT]


#5

What a wonderful post! I’m with Jill, that made me teary eyed too. This clomid is really messing with my emotions!


#6

Beautiful, inspiring for sure and the best part about it is it is the honest to god truth. I Love this post! Thank you so much for sharing it with us! God Bless you!


#7

Thanks for posting this - i really needed it today! :thankyou:


#8

Thank you for this!
Been thinking about the possibility of IVF and worrying about costs and all, this just gave my spirits a boost.


#9

Thank you. It’s so great when you find something that really expresses the feelings you’re having. Maybe I’ll share this with those who know about our struggle.


#10

[quote=starkml4]A good friend of mine shared this with me and I would like to share it with all of you. I read it from time to time when I need the “inspiration”. I don’t know who it’s by, but it’s amazing nonetheless - enjoy!

:slight_smile: :grouphug:

"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.
I listen.
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."[/quote]

Holey Moley, that made me sob my eyes out! so so lovely, Thank you for posting it! xxx:flower:


#11

Thank you for posting this poem. It certainly made me teary eyed. Everything in it is so true! I will read this every time I doubt myself in this journey. Its definitely a motivator! THANK YOU for sharing!!


#12

I loved it, I’m sobbing my eyes out of course. Thanks for sharing this.


#13

That is so beautiful and true. Thank you for posting.


#14

wow, thankyou for posting this! It brought tears to my eyes~:grouphug:


#15

Thank you so much for this. I really needed it!

I am totally crying on the train though! LOL