Tuesday, May 03, 2011

For Those Who Aren't Mothers and Wish They Were

Going to Mass on Mother's Day can be an intensely painful experience for those longing to have children and for whatever reason can not (I can recall vividly my own experience of crying my eyes out at Mass on Mother's Day in the days when I thought I would not be able to have a child). Venita Hampton Wright describes that feeling well and offers valuable insight in this article: Mother Without Child. Motherhood goes far beyond having a biological child.


Elizabeth said...

Hi spiritual woman I have read a good number of your articles and i absolutely love what you have said about family. my husband and I are open to many children.

We conceived a month after our wedding and we were overjoyed but at seven months i lost the baby due to cord accident. I had not had any complications until that time. It was really the hand of God.

I am still coming to terms with the stillbirth and I keep asking why this had to happen especially to a couple that was open to many children.

In the process of my healing I have learned to tell God thank you for the 29 weeks he honored me with this beautiful gift. But it hurts still.

I now understand that there's is no guarantee that God will grant you a child. It is a gift that comes from God.

My prayer and dream is that more families especially fertile and capable couples are able to see this and become generous and correspond more God's grace and gifts.

I have not conceived yet it has been 4 months since the stillbirth and my husband works out of town so we need to coincide my fertile days with his vacation time. it is very painful for me but I have put it in St Ann's and Our Lady's hands. I am currently saying St Ann's Novena.

God bless

Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur said...

Dear Elizabeth,

Thank you for sharing your story. I hope that your dreams of motherhood come true.

I will pray for you.

Best wishes,

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