The chambers of your heart are complex. There are four main valves that allow the chambers of the heart to carry out their function efficiently and they relax and contract during a heartbeat.
In ancient Egypt it was believed that the heart was the organ responsible for feelings and emotion. This is because it was the one organ that pumped blood throughout the body and that had any visible alterations in its beating when we changed our feeling: if we were happier, angrier, sadder, or sleepier, our heart rate would be different.
When Gavin wrote in a recent post, The greatest gift a woman can give a man is a child; surely there can be no greater gift, I immediately cried “in my heart.” I have heard that statement many times in my life. It always has the same affect on me. I can’t stop thinking “in my heart” about women that God never allowed that miracle to happen to. Does that statement mean that those women are less than a woman? Certainly not! The sadness of not being able to carry a child must be one of the deepest of wounds. Seeing another woman pregnant becomes another wound. Seeing a woman nurse a child becomes another wound. A wound so deep, that it doesn’t matter the age of the woman who is barren. That wound never goes away, mainly because there is always a woman “with child” within eyes reach to view.
Isaiah 54:1 “Sing, barren, you who didn’t bear; break forth into singing, and cry aloud, you who did not travail with child: for more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married wife.”
I have to believe that God didn’t allow natural child birth to happen to some women to make their hearts big enough to allow the birth of adoption to take place.
I prefer to rephrase Gavin’s statement to read like this: The greatest gift God gives us is children … be it through natural child birth or through adoption. Surely there can be no greater gift of love. The miracle of life and becoming a mother or father is faith and trust in a higher power. God is the one that is able to transform that miracle.
The meaning of faith is complete trust or confidence in someone or something.
The meaning of trust is reliance on the integrity, strength, ability of a person or thing; confidence.
A barren woman is then able to say to her adoptive child, “You didn’t grow in my tummy; you grew in my heart.” Until the end of time, a love so deep for her child, that no one can break that bond.
Mother’s Day is celebrated across the globe; though the month and day which Mother’s Day is celebrated in different countries varies. Most countries celebrate Mothers Day on the second Sunday in the Month of May. This Mother’s Day date was declared by United States President Woodrow Wilson on May 8, 1914 when he signed a Joint Resolution designating the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day. The fashion of celebration is the feeling behind the festival. The idea of celebrating Mother’s Day the world over is to pay tribute to mothers for all their love and support given from their hearts.
I wish a Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers reading this post. I dedicate this post to all women; world-wide who suffer with infertility issues. Never give up on your dreams of becoming a mother. When your faith is tested or circumstances are uncertain, you can rest confident trusting God. He never closes a door without opening a window.
To my dear mother and grandmothers in heaven, thank you for your lessons of love. You are missed and never forgotten. Your presence and love is always carried in my heart.
Until next time, be blessed