Sunday, May 13, 2007

Happy Mother's Day!

Hi All....Happy Mom's Day to all of you with kiddos! I wanted to share some photos of a few special Mom's Haiti. In my humble opinion, being a mom is the most wonderful blessing God can bestow on us; however being a mom is not about giving birth. It isn't even about being a woman. It is about love...selfless, unconditional and never-ending love. Regardless of how our children come into our lives, it is our privilege to share our time, energy, knowledge and love with these small, unique individuals who look to us for all their needs to be met. We would give everything we have to keep them healthy, safe, fed and loved.
For many of us, it is a challenge to provide these essentials, but we are fortunate that we live in a country that has resources to help us. While these supports aren't always enough and we do have children in the US that suffer from malnutrition & disease, most of us have enough to meet our needs, if not our wants. For so many parents in the developing world, their child's survival must be their sole focus and any failure on their part, would mean the difference between life & death. All this being said, today is a day to celebrate all of those sacrifices of mothers all over the world. We don't always have to make the same sacrifices, but we are all willing to do whatever we must to give our children the best lives we can.

These woman have made difficult choices for their children. They have trusted complete strangers with their children's lives because they have no other options. God has given them the strength to let go of their babies and place them into his hands alone. I am in awe of their faith and their determination. Today, I want to thank them for their incredible example of selfless love!

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