Saturday, May 8, 2010

Happy Birth Mothers Day!

This post is going to sound like i'm tooting my own horn, but hey, once a year, I feel I have the right to do that.

Today is birth mothers day. It falls the Saturday before mothers day every year. I think it's quite appropriate that it's the day before mothers day. Because we were the first mothers of our birth children and because of us, our birth childrens mothers get a mothers day.

As my birth son gets older, the decision I made for him because more right every day. When I get pictures of this little boy, all I see is love and happiness. Of course I could have given him love and happiness...but I could not give him an eternal family....or a father....or a stable life. I remember when I was pregnant, when I was still planning on parenting him, I had this strong feeling that he was incredibly special and came to this earth to achieve wonderful things. Of course he could have reached his potential with me raising him, but why take that chance. He COULD reach his potential with me parenting. I wanted...he WILL reach his potential. And I know he will with his family.

Heres where I begin to toot my own horn.....there is a gospel's called "Everything to Me" by Mark Schultz. He is an adoptee who wrote a song about his birth mother. In the song, he talks about how his birth mother gave him everything. I like to feel thats what my birth mother did for me and what I did for my birth son. Everything I have in my life, is because of what Emily did for me. Everything my birth son has, is because the decision I made for him. That gives me great joy.

Birth moms are special. So if you know one, celebrate her. She deserves it!! If you are a fellow birth mom...celebrate yourself.

Here is the "Everything to Me" music video.
This first video is the story behind the song.

This is the actual song. Beautiful


Derek & Naomi said...

I don't know how to say what is in my heart but I will try to attempt and I pray it comes out right.
This song brings understanding to me and I cried. Most anyone can have a baby, but it takes a special woman to be a mother! Mother's give their hearts and lives for someone else, that's what makes a mother. You have given more than your heart for another and have given him life. Forever, you truly are a mother! More than a lot of other "moms" out there who do not give their hearts to the children they bore. I want to thank you for your example of love, true mother love, and unselfishness. Happy Birth Mother's Day! And, Happy Mother's Day to you!!

The Fergy Bunch said...

Enjoy your special day! =D

Tara Barros said...

Happy Birth Mother's Day Sierra! I hope you have a wonderful day!

Everts said...

Of course I cried. I cry at anything you put about being a birth mom. Haha. Since knowing you, I have come to respect you more and more. I know Heavenly Father is so proud of you :) Happy Birth Mother's Day! Hugs!

Lechelle said...

What a beautiful song and story behind it, I had never heard that before thank you for sharing it. And yes, it totally made me cry. :)

Happy Birth Mothers Day Sierra!

Jessica said...

Happy Birth Mothers Day Sierra, you are such an incredible woman and mother!

My Very Own Angel said...

I love this song, it's very sweet and you are a very special person. And as different as our stories are they are sometimes the same.