Instagram post by @wanderingwithmary Mary McLeod

To the mama waiting: hold onto hope sweet friend. God knows the desires of your heart and in the most perfect of ways and in the most perfect time, God will bring them to life.
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To the mama grieving: I am so sorry friend. The loss of a child is truly the hardest thing anyone could ever go through. Please know that God is so close to you. Tears are streaming down His face and His heart is hurting too. Your sweet angel is so close and so loved and so happy and waiting to spend eternity with you. 🌻 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
To the mama helping make another woman a mama: you are selfless. You are strong. You are a warrior. I know this is the hardest decision you will ever make but to follow your heart to hand over the life you have grown for the last 9 months to your babies forever mama is a strength not many will ever understand. 🌻 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
To the mama who feels inadequate: don’t worry, you are not alone. You might be thinking you should have read more books or even gone to some parenting classes before growing your family but I am here to tell you, you are doing just fine. NO...you are doing AMAZING! Showing up for your child everyday is enough. Listening is enough. Saying sorry is enough. Loving is enough. Even though you might not be wearing a cape, you are a superhero in my book.
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I will always remember Mother’s Day of 2015 waking up 8,000 miles away from my daughter with my heart yearning and broken. I will always remember Mother’s Day of 2016 grieving the loss of #ourangelskye and so badly wishing I could feel his kicks inside me that day. 2017 brought joy with the addition of 👶🏻 but I would be lying if I felt like I had it all together and wasn’t experiencing some “less than capable of motherhood” moments. I fight between the balance of not knowing my birth mom and having a strained relationship with the one who raised me on a daily basis but most of all, on this very day every year. 🌻 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
This is a bittersweet day for so many. While we celebrate this beautiful gift we have been given, let’s come together as women and love one another sensitively and vulnerably not only today but everyday. Mother’s of every kind, you are loved.

15 Comments

  • 13w ago sarahemilyj sarahemilyj

    @awaitingbabyd I see you girl. Happy Mother’s Day.

  • 13w ago tante_nudel tante_nudel

    ❤️

  • 13w ago sarahelrod sarahelrod

    So beautifully written. Happy Mother’s Day to you, Mary!!!

  • 13w ago ashersinge ashersinge

    Happy Mother’s Day!!!!!! 👩🏾👶🏻

  • 13w ago lindseyplevyak lindseyplevyak

    this photo is stunning

  • 13w ago lana_barclay lana_barclay

    I've been feeling all kinds of these emotions today. Not a momma yet myself, I'm still waiting and hoping for a little. The feels are all real about these words. Thank you for sharing your heart for those of us who need them most today.

  • 13w ago awaitingbabyd awaitingbabyd

    @sarahemilyj 😭😭😭💕 grieving and waiting this Mother’s Day. Thank you friend!

  • 13w ago mrskristensantiago mrskristensantiago

    Beautifully said...

  • 13w ago themyragavini themyragavini

    I love this! I love you guys! ❤️❤️❤️

  • 13w ago jamie__tinsley jamie__tinsley

    Yes, thank you so much for this! Happy mother's day. ❤️

  • 13w ago mommajawzibear mommajawzibear

    Thank you for giving your heart with its beautiful patches, you make mine better and have given me the gift of hope.🌹

  • 13w ago kristy_deer kristy_deer

    thank you, for being so honest and vulnerable. and for being able to comfort those that find this day hard, not just celebratory. this would have been my first mother's day with a life growing inside me, but just last week we found out our baby had no heartbeat. this mother's day felt heavy, and your words really brought me comfort. thank you <3 <3

  • 13w ago simply_bible simply_bible

    Beautiful 😭

  • 13w ago indiracap indiracap

    💓🙏🏽💓

  • 12w ago carol.vascen carol.vascen

    lovely

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