Saturday, May 09, 2020

Repost. . . . .Happy Mother's Day or How I became a Mother on Mother's Day.

This is a re-post from several years ago.  It is one of my favorite stories.   My oldest son has now turned 21 and lives on his own.    This mothers day I am missing my son Jonathan on earth.  But thankful he will always be my son, I will always be his mom, and I will see him again.     

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 7 kids.

Happy Mother's Day!  
Becky proud mom of 7

Easter 2014

July 2019  


  1. OK, I just got on here to check about portfolios and here I am all teary-eyed reading this post! Blessings to you and your family.

  2. Oh, thank you so much for your kind words. I appreciate it! Blessings to you.

  3. I am with the above individual that posted, I got on here to check about portfolios and read Johnathan went home and I felt like someone kicked me in the gut and I began to cry. I’m so sorry for you & your family and so happy for him. There are no words.... May The Lord give you peace & Healing. 🙏🏻❤️