Sunday, May 10, 2009

He Knows

Last year, I dedicated my Mother's Day blog post to, well, my mom. And I would like to say "Happy Mother's Day, Mom!! See you soon!"

But this year I wanted to dedicate it to my friends. My friends who so desperately want to be a mom and/or have had difficulty in becoming one. Some of you have been very open about it. Others have kept it quiet. But you know that I know who you are and that more importantly, God knows who you are.

He knows your situation. He knows your thoughts and your desires. He sees you when you are disappointed yet again. He sees you when you go the long way around in Target just to avoid the baby section. Or when you just can't make it to a baby shower. He's there when you discuss options and medicines and procedures until you just don't even want to say the words one more time. Even if no one else does, He remembers difficult birthdays and due dates that would have been.

I love you and I'm so sorry you're in this situation. And I know Mother's Day is beyond difficult for some of you. Church might be the last place you want to be. And that's ok. Because you know as well as I do that God isn't in a building. We can't put Him in a box and we certainly can't put four walls around Him.

So you spend this day however you need to. Whether it's in corporate worship or quiet solitude. Either way, He's there.

Because He hears. And He cares.

He knows.

For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11


mer@lifeat7000feet said...

Jen...this might just be the most thoughtful thing I've read today. I woke up feeling heavy hearted for women that this is a painful and difficult day to endure. Thank you for posting this...I will pray for your friends today...that God would catch every tear that falls and hold them close today.

Ashleigh said...

What a precious post! From a precious friend that always cares! You are a jewel!

Faith said...

You are a precious friend, and I'm thankful that you are in my life. I'm so thankful for your prayers as well. I love you!

Mulchy Mama said...

You honestly should be a writer. This was so touching, and I feel the same way. It's a bittersweet day for me....I feel so blessed to have such a great mom, and to be a mom to my sweet little kiddos, but I hurt so badly for those that don't have what I have. I am unworthy.
Thank you for posting this, sweet friend.

whittakerwoman said...

I think about this too. I have friends who struggle with this too. Thanks for posting. Hs

ThreeGirlyGirls said...

This was so sweet girl. My heart hurts too......I wish I could just snap my fingers and make this happen for so many deserving people. Thanks for this!! loved it!!

Christy said...

Jen...I don't even know what to say. really captured in words what I know so many women feel. I feel so blessed to have Ty, but remember the heart ache that goes a long with having our first little one go to be with the Lord before we ever met him or her. I now find comfort in knowing that he or she is with our Lord. I love the verse Jeremiah is so true we just have to have faith!
Love you

Traci said...

Remembering our friends with you. It's a bittersweet day for so many. Very thoughtful and encouraging.

Anonymous said...

That was me once upon a time. I can relate to those women so well. That was precious and very well put.