I am writing a series of posts on motherhood this week. Come back each day for a new post.
Much love to all the mamas out there!
I hugged her for an extended moment.
Trying to express my heart with my arms.
Asked how she was and
how her son was doing with the recent change in their home.
She had just given back a sweet boy whom she loved for
five months in her home.
He was abruptly returned to his
mom and grandma by the judge’s order.
To pray over him.
To love him well by sending him home with
all he needed for the next few weeks
formula, clothes, diapers and books.
She loved him well when she told his mom that she believed in her.
Little M was her baby boy for 150 days.
She didn’t hold back from this little bundle of joy.
She loved him wholeheartedly.
And because she did,
people in her community
loved little M, too.
I’ve always thought she was amazing.
Single mom to her adopted son and then
mom to her foster son for 5 months –
plus a few respite care opportunities.
She is amazing.
My awe has doubled.
with the hope
that she would send him home.
Which means she gave her everything
to someone she knew she would
have to let go of.
But she would tell you she’s definitely not
on the losing side of this.
This is motherhood.
Searching For Kindling:
How does this encourage or challenge you in your mothering?