Hey everyone! I am sure many of you are out and about celebrating Mother’s Day with your families and I wanted to say I hope you’re having a great day!
I try not to share too much personal stuff on my business blog, so you may or may not know that my husband and I have been struggling with infertility for eight years, now. In all this time, we have only had one pregnancy which sadly ended in a miscarriage early on. Over the years, some of the kid-centric holidays have become very hard for me and while I try to just put the happy face on and be “normal” it’s not always easy. If you have struggled with infertility, I am sure you get what I mean. Mother’s Day? Tops of the list of “tough” holidays, for sure.
In my effort to quell the yuckies today, I was doing some web surfing, looking for something that would lift my spirits and I found it in a wonderful blog post by a woman named Pam Hilton Muller – you can read her post, Happy Mother-Within Day, on her blog. What Pam wrote so eloquently described how many infertile women feel on Mother’s Day and truly soothed my achy heart today (thanks, Pam!) So, I was inspired to turn part of her post into some wordart and scrap a page today… some scrap therapy did my heart good!! I used my collab with Litabells Designs “A Mother’s Love,” along with one of the templates from my Summer Lovin NSD Grab Bag, a stitch from Traci Reed and some photo actions from Pioneer Woman to create this page: