Celebrating Mother’s Day…when my arms are empty

  1. Rhoda says:

    Love this!! I have found that weeping with those that weep is often a lot easier than rejoicing with those that rejoice.. especially if they have what I want. Blessings!

  2. Hi..Dear sister !! Your post is just so beautiful and refreshing. May the Lord bless you richly for accepting this season of your life. Love n prayers Mary Catherine Hartzler

  3. Shannon says:

    Beautifully written. It is so hard to take head knowledge, apply it to the heart and then live it out. I pray this Mother’s day is precious for you!

  4. Celena Zook says:

    I would enjoy getting your blogs! I am Darlene Troyer’s sister. We have been married 10 yrs an have no biological children but we have adopted a little boy an have a 2 yr old foster girl.

  5. Holly says:

    I’m sorry. It’s an ache that doesn’t go away. It doesn’t have the finality of death because each month there is another chance of a miracle, that your wait might be over and the journey to motherhood beginning. Sometimes I wished that I could just accept infertility and no longer HOPE, hope hurt too much when it was unfulfilled.

    And now I’ve changed camps. After 6 long years of infertility our empty arms were filled. We had a baby and another and another…and then adopted three times.

    I’m so sorry for your hurt. Praying for God to fill that void.

  6. Crystal Troyer says:

    Aww, God bless you for how you are usingyou are using your journey to glorify Him and bless others. I’m so blessed by reading this.

  7. Brenda says:

    I can empathize with you. We were also childless for 5 years: but then God allowed me to become pregnant and we are now blessed with two sons. 🙂 I would love to chat with you over coffee because I can sense your sensitive heart! Your choice to choose joy is inspiring and will bless others I’m sure!

  8. Robin says:

    This is so beautiful! My husband and I waited for over six years before we had a baby in our arms. This year mother’s day is really difficult and hard because it will be the first one without my mom.

  9. jody says:

    I’m so sorry. I was childless for five years as well. It was SO hard to rejoice when my heart was breaking. Then in the next six years God gave us five children…four through adoption and one biological (he’s actually our youngest). It’s so natural for a woman to desire children. It’s so easy to feel like we aren’t ‘enough’ when we can’t even do what we were made to do. I look back now on those five childless years and wish I had chosen joy more often. God will give you the desires of your heart. Praying for you today.

  10. Boymom says:

    Wow. Bless your heart. After a miscarriage, a diagnosis, and months upon months of treatment we finally have our rainbow and miracle baby!! While we are rejoicing in our gift, it’s also a hard time as some of our childless friends feel we we are to joyful. I know it’s painful. I try to be sensitive. I’m gifting them with flowers for Mother’s Day and hope they feel cared for. And I will celebrate our miracle gift.

  11. Barbara Miller says:

    I have tears in my eyes as I read this. Your pain and strength and courage touch me deeply. May you have peace and joy in your present blessings.

  12. Naomi Fry says:

    Beautifully written! I to struggled with empty arms and yes Mother’s Day was hard. But God works in wonderful ways, when I surrendered my life to the fact that God may have a different plan for me, everything is so much better. Isaiah 54:1-2 absolutely beautiful verses to read. We are now looking forward to growing our family through adoption. Rejoicing that you found joy as well.

    • jbphoto says:

      How wonderful Namoi! Thank you for sharing. ❤️ Adoption is beautiful and hard…we hope to still adopt one day.

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