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.