Mother’s Day (video below)
May 10, 2010
I never thought that I would spend my first mothers day as a mommy, standing up in front of thousands of people, sharing the deepest parts of my heart and story.
Our church has been going through a series called, “The Generous Life”, and last week, our pastor talked about how generosity is borne out of an encounter with a generous God and how generosity has nothing to do with what you have.
As he was speaking, my heart was just overwhelmed, thinking back over this adoption journey with the generosity we have encountered.
The generosity of God…giving us a little boy who is far greater than we could have ever asked or imagined.
The generoisty of people…hundreds of encounters with those who gave to us from their hearts, to bring new life to a child.
So, after the service last Sunday, I wrote our pastor an email expressing how grateful I am for the generosity of people from our church in my life. He wrote back and said, “I think you should share your story on Sunday…on Mother’s Day.”
If you know me, you know that I enjoy writing for people (hence, the blog). I enjoy singing in front of people too. But talking in front of people…and not just talking, but sharing the depths of my heart? My back gets sweaty just thinking about it.
But, I was reminded that this story is not my story. It is God’s story..a far greater story than I could have ever written for myself. I thought about how difficult mother’s day is for so many people and the opportunity to share in the pain of the day, along with the hope of this day, was something that excited me.
So, I said “ok, I will share.”
So on my first mother’s day, God gave me a beautiful, redemptive gift. A barren woman sharing about being a mom.
A woman who normally spends mother’s day with tears in her eyes in a church bathroom is standing on stage sharing her story.
I am grateful for the gift of a son, I am grateful for the gift of a story that God has written in my life, I am grateful for God’s deep grace.
- Dima continues to check out very healthy with doctors
- there are a few minor, correctable issues and a few more tests still to be done
- one of those tests is an EKG for our little guy. Pray that there is nothing serious with his little heart
Until next Monday, love Kate & Steve.