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Sunday, October 30, 2011

mother*wonder Monday {six} - In the Trenches


Sometimes as a mom, you find yourself deep in the trenches.
Making the tough decisions, praying they are right.

Never having imagined before you would be even thinking about the moment.  
Or having thought of it and wishing it would never come!
{like the teen years maybe?!}

Some of the things we do as moms...

Handing a baby over for surgery.

Holding a child for a blood draw.

Protecting your children's health.  

Saying no they can't play with this really awesome friend that you know is much more trouble than awesome.  

Forgetting you are sick because frankly there is just no time for it. 

I am sure everyone reading this could add a few more to the list.

While our lists may look differently, thing is we are moms in the trenches.  We show up, we do the dirty jobs, and yes we do it for love.  Even more so because I would not want anyone else doing them for me.  

It is crazy how love can translate sometimes...

I love you so much that I am going to take that treasured thing away from  you for not listening.

My love is so strong I would rather have you dislike me than anyone else on earth because someday it will all make sense and someday you will only see love.

Me, personally, I had a hard time at first when I had to say no to friends and family who wanted to be here with our preemie babies but couldn't take the precautions ordered by our NICU...after putting my life at risk and their fighting so hard, I had to stand firm.  It was tough, but in the end most everyone did understand.  

Yet in any regard, we do it all not because we have to, no, but because
 there is no one I would rather be advocating for, 
no life I would rather see fulfill its greatest potential, 
no journey I would ever pray more for, 
no story I would ever write a happier ending...
than yours my sweet child. 

I will spend years in the trenches if it means your life is good.


  1. This weekend, with one of my teens was a full on trenches weekend. You have no idea how much I needed to read this! Once again, you are like my blog angel ;-)


I so appreciate your sweet thoughts and thank you for sharing. I always try to reply whether it be to your email or on one of your blog posts! Wishing you a wonder*filled day! Michelle

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