Jessica Frost {on motherhood}

I have some magnificent friends. Friends who seem more like family, and when you see them, no matter how long its been, you can laugh and chat and cry and whatever you need - because they're just awesome.
Jess is a friend like that, only she lives around the corner from me and I see her at least once most weeks. Also - she's actually family because she married my cousin. 
I have a lot of respect for her as a woman and I hope that her words help you reflect on motherhood in a much broader sense.
Jess talks about a lot of things over at her blog including infertility, today there is a list of things that you can say to any women (or men) in your life who are struggling with infertility. (A good thing to know with mother's day this Sunday!)

Motherhood. It has a mixed meaning for me. Respect and heartache. It's hard to imagine how those two can co-exist.

I love and respect my mother. She is one of the most amazing women I know. Growing up she sacrificed to give me and my sisters whatever we needed. She still sacrifices today in different ways and I know her heartaches for us every day. She is one of my best friends. I have so much respect for all the mothers in my life. The one who raised a kind, funny and loving man to be my husband. Seeing how my sister raises her children. All the other women who teach me so much about what makes a great mother.

Ever since I was a little child I looked forward to the day I'd be a mother. My mum always joked I was born 30 & a homemaker. I thought about things I wanted to teach my children, seeing them grow and learn. Now, after finding the right guy (the best guy), things haven't gone as planned. Where hope for motherhood once stood, now there is pain. I still hope for a day when I hold a precious baby in my arms. A baby I already love and think about every day. Kissing their little nose. Holding their tiny hand in my mine. What them grow and live their dreams.

Infertility changes your perspective on a lot of things. I hope one day I can look back at this time with gratitude. It's hard to feel like this time will pass but I have faith it will. I have faith that one day, I'll be grateful for everyday I endured 
through this time of infertility. I know it will make me a better mother, I think it already has. To appreciate the blessing of motherhood more. That when my child won't stop crying or won't sleep or my house is torn apart, I'll remember the years I cried and my heart ached for the chance to have that child. To appreciate the little moments that others might let pass by with the frustrations of the day. 

I hope I never forget this time though. I don't want the memories to fade as the years go by. Not because I want to keep feeling the pain, because I think we can move past the pain of infertility (eventually). I want to remember it so I can lift up those who are still in the midst of it, to be a shoulder and most importantly, to cherish the blessings I do have in my life everyday. Because if the passed 2 and a half years have taught me anything, it's to cherish the little moments that make life great.



  1. Jess - that tag is there to help boost your google image hits hahahaha!!

    1. Haha let's see if we can get another photo under that tag! :) P.s. That picture is awesome!


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