Monday, April 18, 2011

My First Mother's Day


On Mother's Day 1999 we arrived in Majuro, Republic of the Marshall Islands.  The Marshall Islands consists of 29 atolls and 5 isolated islands.  This was the view from my plane window of Majuro.
I wondered how the 747 jet I was on was going to land on this atoll.

  My husband and I had desired to be parents for a long time.  We arrived at our hotel and waited.  I went down to grab something to eat at the Mother's Day buffet.  A lovely woman pushed a flower wut on my head and said, "Happy Mother's Day." 
Wearing the wut a few moments before I became a mom.
We waited in our room for them to bring our son.   We were in the middle of a tropical paradise, but I could only think of holding our new son.
Amazing view from our hotel room.  Atolls have ocean on one side and a lagoon on the other.  You are looking at the lagoon and can see the other side of the island.  The water was amazing shades of blue.
Finally there was a knock on the door and their our guide and birthmom stood holding one of the most adorable little boys I had ever seen.  I  remember trying to act casual and calm.  We invited them in and his birth mom asked me if I wanted to hold him?  I remember sitting there and being so overcome with emotion.
First time in my arms.

First Family Picture


Mother's Day had been a sad day for me in the past as I longed for children.  Now it really is my favorite holiday as it reminds me of how our family began.  I never dreamed I would be privileged enough to have 6 kids.



Happy Mother's Day!  
Becky proud mom of 6



6 comments:

Jodi Boyd said...

What an amazing story Becky...thanks for sharing! You are a remarkable person & mother! ♥

Shelli Giess said...

Becky this was a great story. I love it. I found myself thinking of our own journeys meeting Kyle and Braeden. If I was to win, you can e-mail me at mgiess_1717@fuse.net or find me on facebook.

ohiohomeschool said...

Thank you Jodi and Shelli!
Becky

LisaBlau said...

I love this story, Becky. Look how young you look too!!!!!=)

Kgrae said...

What a sweet story Becky!! I love how God made especially sure that you would never be sad on Mother's day again!

Blessings to you and your 6!!
Kristen

ohiohomeschool said...

Thank you Kristen!