Thursday, May 5, 2011

A Mother's Day Poem

I wrote this post last year on Mother's Day. The sentiments are still true. I think of all the mommies in waiting this year, and all the mommies of angels gone too soon, and I know that Mother's Day will always be a day that holds grief, as well as joy. I can say, though, that most (if not all) of the mommies in waiting who commented on my post last year are no longer waiting - they have their own miracles to celebrate this year. And that is the way this goes - time passes, miracles happen, and mothers are born. So, for all of those still waiting, I wanted to post this poem, which I found through another blog. You are thought of, and you are loved...

“Happy Mother's Day”
it comes around every year;
but when you have empty arms,
it's very hard to hear.

It's a day to celebrate a mother;
for all the trials she overcame;
and a reminder to an infertile
of her loneliness and shame.

But what really makes a mother,
Is it just conception and birth?
Or is there something more,
that shows a mother's worth?

It's putting your child first,
in everything you do;
it's sacrifice and determination,
and love and patience too.

An infertile woman makes all her plans,
around a child not yet conceived;
she loves them even though they aren't here,
more than she ever could have believed.

She appreciates and understands,
what a blessing that children are;
she works hard for just a chance,
that motherhood is not that far.

All odds are stacked against her,
and yet she still has hope;
everyday is another struggle,
finding ways to help her cope.

So even though her arms are empty,
she can still be a mother too;
So say a special “Happy Mother's Day”
for those waiting for their dreams to come true!

By Rachel Holden


  1. Wow, what a difference a year makes, but especially for you!!
    Congrats on your first Mother's Day (with babies in your arms).

  2. Thank you for sharing the poem, I just had to repost it on my blog too!! Happy Mother's Day Faith!!

  3. I cried when I read that poem - still think of myself as an infertile you know? Thanks Faith.

    Oh, this is takingbabysteps

  4. Mothers day is a big day for infertile's. Better when one have, when you have hopes, that it will be a perfect outcome. No infertile issues, Begginer, with no hx of being sucessful outcome when the infertile's have a positive out come, and time with outcomes that holds no directed outcome.those things can bee very selfish with no consistency. There is no greater joy with the next the outcome or possibly just folllowed out- come is sucessfull
    that works

  5. I have not forgot about baby watching and a loving 2nd family wow doent care for suto_portection of the future ure, but i have trouble making oct. as one y ou withoutt support one who would make me feel opion/position/

  6. HAPPY FIRST MOTHERS DAY!! A happy day to remember and you will never have another first but will have many many more to look forward to. Enjoy each and every one of them. Love, Mom

  7. Need to fix that profile, Sorry.