Kim has long held that the Team Sublett motto is Weird is Good. Somewhere about middle school Lilly observed that sometimes Weird is Just Weird. This was a weird Mother’s Day.
We were supposed to be at church having our pastor and church family praying over us and baby Jase. As it turned out, as they were dedicating babies, I was driving Kim to the doctor. We’ve both got a
sweet miserable case of strep. I had it first, so I guess this qualifies as the worst Mother’s Day gift I’ve ever given.
We’ve both been sequestered to the bedroom as much as possible today, alternating between napping, sweating/shivering with the fever, bemoaning the sore throat, etc. In between all of this, we’ve had a few moments to share.
19 years ago Levi made Kim a mom, and it was a glorious day. Lilly and Sadie followed, and it seemed like our little team of 5 was set. Little could we imagine that in the past 5 years our troupe would grow. We’ve added 5 more to the fold over the past 5 years, and we’ve seen more than our share of miracles along the way.
As much as I’ve tried to mumble “Happy Mother’s Day” to Kim today, we want to say thank you to those mothers who made the brave choice to take the first step in their children joining our family. I can only imagine the difficulties you have faced and the pains that you will likely feel forever. We know some of you; we will never meet others. Some of you are close; others are a world away.
Please know that for every smiling family photo, every story of a child’s first experience or fabulous exploit, every breakfast and bedtime prayer…part of me thanks you, remembers you, hopes that your heart is healing, that your life is turning out well.
We know that this wasn’t your hope, this wasn’t your original plan. We thank you for taking care of your baby until she or he could make it to our arms. We can’t imagine life without these kiddos, and you will always be part of their story.
So, thank you, and happy mother’s day. Our hearts remember yours today.