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Why I am Not a Fan of Mother’s Day

I have never been a fan of Mother’s Day. Today, the day before Mother’s Day is the 22nd anniversary of my motherhood.  Our oldest daughter turns 22 today and graduates from my alma mater, Abilene Christian University.  She was in the audience when I graduated from ACU, she was one. And I remember my first Mother’s Day, on the 5th floor of a sterile hospital room with a brown eyed baby girl. The young mom in the bed next to …

Real Mom: A Heart Story

Real Mom: A Heart Story

(Originally Posted Jan 2016) Today is the anniversary of the birth of my real motherhood. The delivery was painful, joyful, and earth shattering. I had given birth four times before. I had miscarried once.  I have a negative threshold for physical pain – I had 4 failed epidurals. Well, one completely numbed my right foot, but that’s another story. Four years ago today we drove five hours away to pick up a 10-day-old baby boy.  To those who had cared …