This is a different kind of Mother’s Day post. It’s for all of you who desperately want to be mothers but it’s not happening, or for those of you who would give your right arm for one more minute of time with your mom who is gone, or for those of you who have lost children who used to call you momma.....God sees you. God hears the cries of your heart. He doesn’t let anything happen by accident or allow your pain without purpose. This photo was taken on the day that I met our daughter, Natalie. I’m smiling in this photo but what you don’t see behind the smile is years of wanting to be a mom. Years of doctor’s appointments, disappointment, fear, surgeries, injections, tears, so many tears, two failed in vitro attempts, and a miscarriage. The loss of hope that I would ever be a mom and give my husband the gift of being a dad. I KNOW Mother’s Day is hard for you, I know that tomorrow is looming and you’re not sure how you’re going to get through it. And please God don’t let someone else announce their pregnancy and me have to plaster on a fake smile. I get it. More than that, God gets it. He really does. I don’t know what the future looks like for you but don’t stop hoping. Don’t stop looking for miracles or believing that He can. Don’t let your dreams die. Don’t let your heart give out. Praying for all of you for whom Mother’s Day is not flowers and candy. He loves you so much and He has good good things for you.