Friday, May 08, 2009

Magnificent Motherhood Party

Hello Everyone,

First I need to apologize to Kelley over at The Lawrences. We had a blog swap and I told her I would be posting my pictures from what I received from her today. But - when I left for work I forgot to get my camera. So sorry Kelley, I promise it will be up tomorrow!

Kendra over at My Insanity is having a Magnificent Motherhood party today. She will be having a Mr. Linky up later this afternoon if you want to hop over and see who other bloggers have given this award to. We are suppose to "choose a special blog to recognize this Mother's Day, write a post about it, and link up to my post, so we can have a collection of Magnificent blogs about Motherhood at our fingertips".

I know a LOT of Mom's with great blogs, as I know all of you do to. But the first person that came to mind was my friend Alicia. I know a lot of you know her and her blog Yaya Stuff. There is not a blog out there that is more focused on Motherhood so that is why I am giving this award to her.

Alicia is a mom. Her whole blog is about becoming a mom. Though her babies, Flicka and Finn, are in heaven, she is still a mom. I have been reading her blog for quite a while now. She makes me cry, laugh and celebrate. Her courage is extraordinary. She is determined to become a mother again. Some how, some way.

Alicia and Josh are an infertile couple. They have been on this roller coaster for quite a while now. They are currenlty going through the process of fostering and then adoption of a child.

I have never met Alicia IRL but we have exchanged emails and twice she has sent me cards. That is just how sweet she is. I can't say enough about her. You are just going to have to hop over and see what a great person she is for yourself.

In closing I just want to say that I will be thinking of Alicia and Josh and all the other parents who blogs I have come across who are infertile, lost a baby or have a sick baby on Mother's Day. Remember if you know of someone that has lost a baby, they are still a mom and a dad. So remember them on Mother's Day and Father's Day.

Alicia I hope you like this award because I can't think of anyone that deserves it more!!

Have a blessed day!


Anonymous said...

A fabulous choice!! She so deserves it!

The Blonde Duck said...

What a wonderful post. How heartbreaking to be a mom who has lost children.

ceekay said...

I loved your post. Although I don't follow that particular blog, I too know the pain of being a mom without a baby here on earth. I had 4 precious angels, but only once did someone send me a mother's day card. It was and still is precious to me. I appreciated the part where you said not to forget those moms on mothers day. Thank you

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Robynn's Ravings said...

Valerie that was the most lovely tribute to your friend and a really important reminder that just because you lose a child you are still a parent. My heart just goes out to her and I will certainly be visiting her blog.

We went through two miscarriages and four years of infertility and Mother's Day was almost unbearable. I hope I never forget how that feels and I so appreciate your sweet and heartfelt reminder.

THANK YOU for stopping by from Debbie's and for leaving a comment. It's means so much. :)

I wish YOU a very happy Mother's Day and heaps of blessings.


TRICIA @boutellefamilyzoo said...

Beautiful choice!
I read a quote recently that has stuck with me.Part of it goes like this. "A mother's love is like a circle. It has no beginning and no end." -Art Urban
Every mother is a mother forever.
Thank you for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this wonderful tribute. I'm truly touched.

Jeanne said...


Alicia really is amazing. Thank you for honoring her. She is a very special woman.


Wendyburd1 said...

Yay for Alicia/Yaya!! She does indeed rock!