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The moms in my world...

December 14th, 2010 at 06:13 am

As I miss my mom this Holiday season, I think about the moms around me and I decided to dedicate a post to them. In full disclosure...this is a very off topic post-

I have so much in my heart and head tonight for some special moms in my life.

A long time friend who lost her husband to a horrible motorcycle accident last year and is struggling to raise their young son on her own..she has shown such strength and grace this past year....

A young mom I work with, but havent met yet whose six month old baby was healthy and thriving last Tuesday...and taken off life support and died on apparent victim of shaken baby syndrome while at daycare...

A mom who I met briefly one week before her world changed last June when her son was abducted from school and is still missing...I pray for this little guy daily.

My friend whose son has battled cancer for 15 years and has stopped responding to treatment (hes now 22)...we are having a spaghetti dinner tomorrow night and I am hoping everyone in the community shows up just so he can see how much support he has.

Another friend who has been on maternity bedrest for 11 weeks. Her first two babies were prematurely born at 22 and 24 weeks and neither made it...this little girl is now 35 weeks gestation...and God willing, will arrive alive and well in the next couple of weeks!!!

I think of these moms and realize...I have so much to be greatful for. I cant say I understand why some suffer so much, while others find discontent when they have so much to be thankful for...but I can say knowing each of these moms has caused me to pause and be thankful for all that is right in my world.

5 Responses to “The moms in my world...”

  1. HouseHopeful Says:

    Ray, I completely understand missing your mom during this holiday season. My thoughts are with your friends and I am now a lot more aware of how grateful I am to have my mom around still.

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  3. momcents Says:

    I am with you, thinking about the special moms I know.

    I pray for a mother that I never met who gave birth to a baby girl, and eight days later lost her son who had medical conditions from birth.

    I pray for the mother of two children fighting Baeten's disease, the terminal nature of the disease makes me want to hang my head in shame when I realize that I've been stressed lately about stupid stuff.

    I pray from my friend who is having a hard time right now - she had an abortion at a young age, never married and will never have children. To deal with that reality is probably more painful than I can imagine.

    I am grateful for my grandmother, my mother, my mother in-law, my husband, my stepdad, my biological father, my father-in-law, and for my children.

  4. NJDebbie Says:

    What a beautiful post! I lost my Dad in June and I'm missing like crazy. ((HUGS))

  5. librarylady Says:

    Beautiful post!!!

    I know. When we look around and see so many others with so much hurting, it makes us so much more grateful.

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