Friday, October 7, 2011

Five Minute Friday: Extraordinary Motherhood

It’s Friday – the day where I join other bloggers and take five short minutes to just write from the heart. Five Minute Friday is hosted by Gypsy Mama and this week’s prompt is ordinary. 

Sometimes I long to be more ordinary. In some ways, I think I am ordinary or maybe average.  I’m a Mom to three children. It seems pretty ordinary until you examine things a little closer and then you may realize its “extra” ordinary.

My first child, Noah, has special needs and is in a wheelchair, doesn’t talk, etc. That’s not ordinary. That colors almost every decision and every aspect of my life and makes it extraordinary. I’m not saying it’s bad, it’s just different.

My second child, Charlie, was placed in an open adoption directly following his birth. Statistically speaking, that’s not ordinary.

And my third child, baby Darcy, became an angel before she was even born. While it does make me sad at times, I’ve come to peace with it and find it absolutely extraordinary that my first meeting with my little girl will be in heaven.

Motherhood may seem ordinary to some but to me and my children, each with their own story, it’s extraordinary.


  1. It speaks to your extraordinary strength and dependence on the Father that you do what you do as a Mama. It may seem ordinary and everydaysy to you, but especially in the circumstances in which you find yourself, it's something both beautiful and precious.

  2. And extraordinary motherhood, YOUR extraordinary beautiful. <3

  3. There is nothing ordinary about your story for sure.

  4. Your journey of motherhood has been so extraordinary and amazing! You have always stepped up and been what your children have needed, selflessly giving of yourself.

  5. You are an amazing Mom :) in a very extraordinary way.. I just came across your blog when I search for some crafts inspiration, but when I read through ur blog, it is just much more than it. The blog of love