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So many mothers that I know; though, have had a difficult time nursing their child(ren) and weren't able to do so for long, if at all, because of complications or certain health issues. I know that the desire to breastfeed one's child and having difficulty in doing so has been the source of stress and heartache for so many mothers.
I simply recognize today that I am very fortunate to have always been blessed in that area - that breastfeeding my children has always come as a natural, unchallenging thing, and has always been the source of overwhelming joy; a beautiful bonding experience from the day each child was born. It is a gift that I would not trade for the world.
Nothing can replace the amazing bond that is shared between a mother and child through the beautiful blessing of breastfeeding. I personally am filled with so much love and gratitude each time that I hold my beautiful baby girl in my arms, and knowing that I am able to provide her with a form of nourishment and comfort that no one else can give brings me such pride and happiness.
These moments are beautiful beyond words or description - and as she looks up at me intently while she nurses, studying me with those big, beautiful, steel blue eyes, I can't help but be grateful for a Heavenly Father who loved me enough to send her to me - and for being so wise as to think of such an amazing gift to bestow upon His daughters. :)
All Things Purple: Thirty days of Gratitude