Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day, Midi

Midi with Lucas on her 1st Mother's Day (2004)

Midi was an amazing mother. I knew she would be. It was one of the main reasons why I wanted to marry her. She was as nurturing, kind, affectionate, patient, generous, and loving as any mother could be. Nathan and Lucas were truly blessed to have her as their mother. She embraced the role with all of her heart. I loved seeing her in her role as the boys' mommy. I trusted her completely. She would play with them, teach them, and comfort them so wonderfully. Though there were times where she was exhausted and times where she may have struggled to remain patient, she always loved them well. Lucas' loss is immense.
Lucas, from what I can perceive, is doing very well. Midi would be so proud of him. His joyful, silly spirit has not been crushed by his losses. I can only trust that God is taking care of Lucas in the depths of his soul. I hope with all of my heart that the 4 years and 1 month (plus the 37 weeks in the womb) that Lucas had with Midi will leave a permanent impression on him. I believe it has. Though Lucas' personality is more like mine, I pray that the imprint of Midi has forever set him on a course of compassion, kindness, and deep joy. Because of Midi, I know that I am a more compassionate, kind, and joyful person than I was before she was so deeply in my life. I praise and thank God for Midi. I am sure that He sees her as one of his greatest creations. She was "fearfully and wonderfully made." (Psalm 139.14) Thank you, Lord, for Midi.

7 comments:

Teresa said...

Hi Mark, It's Teresa from Mosaic. I've been checking and reading your blog almost everyday since I heard that you started this. I have shared it those I feel might be blessed by it. Edison and I will never be the same. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and feelings. You remind me that there is always hope when I'm down. I love the pictures you post of her. I celebrate her life with you this Mother's Day.

TL said...

Hi Mark, you guys were in my thoughts all through yesterday. I'm glad gratefulness was a prevailing feeling during this Mother's Day. Much love to you boys, Tina

Anonymous said...

Mark, thank you for your mother's day reflections. The loss is so great. As I read your entry, my heart was so thankful for Midi's motherhood in the boys' lives. It will not be in vain in Lukie's life.

Midi is honored, today, in the Kingdom of God, for her faithful and compassionate love. Jesus rewards every cup of water!

I know that yesterday was full of pain. I mourn and cry with you.

Love,
John

Dave and Mini said...

Mark, I thought about you and Midi and the boys a lot on Mother's Day. I have no doubt that she has made a permanent imprint on Lucas, as she has on so many others. Midi had such a gift of expressing care and kindness and love toward others, I have always had the deepest respect and admiration for her. Along the lines of Prov. 31:28-31, it is so right to honor Midi and praise her as an excellent mother and blessed woman of God. Thank you for doing so, Mark, and generously sharing your memories of her with us.
Love,
Dave

steve said...

hi - i've been following your updates for a couple of months now. wanted to wish you a happy father's day. i can't imagine how tough it is. my family and i are praying for you.

Anonymous said...

Mark,
I was also thinking of you this Father's Day. Hope you and Lucas had a good day together. I, and I'm sure others, have missed your blogging, but have continued to pray for you and hope God is getting you through each day well.
Shannon from the BCF days

Rachel Mc said...

You and your son are in my prayers too..I miss your blog but I understand if you need time away. I will keep checking the blog, my the Lord give you and your son peace.