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Do you know a Super-Mom? Now is your chance to recognize her. Email her story to oflcmops@gmail.com this year to include her in our blog!
This Super-Mom dedication goes to Lindsey, my good friend of 15 years. She isn’t a mom yet, but she certainly has earned her “mom-stripes.” Lindsey is one of the unfortunate women who battled infertility. Without going into detail, she went through numerous procedures that were at a minimum uncomfortable. She saw multiple doctors and specialists who tried their best to help but did not succeed for years. Lindsey also suffered emotional scars from allowing herself to hope, only to be disappointed…again. To my dismay, hers is not a unique story. And it is not her medical procedures or doctor visits or emotional strain that make her Super; it is her attitude.
Lindsey was always open about her situation, but never dwelled on it or used it as an excuse to stop living her life. She definitely had her moments of anguish. However, she remained caring and loving toward her family and friends (and pets) throughout. I am most grateful for her ability to be genuinely happy for her friends who were with child. While she could have been bitter, instead she was thrilled. Lindsey was giddy when attending baby showers, and there were many, and she loved playing with and buying presents for her friends’ kids. In fact, my oldest daughter proudly displays her name plate on her bedroom door that she received from Auntie Lindsey. I don’t know how she did it, how she swallowed her sorrow again and again, but I find it inspirational to say the least.
Today Lindsey is finally pregnant with twins, a boy and a girl! Recently, she sent me a picture from her 3-D ultrasound with the caption, “I can’t stop looking at these pics and smiling!!!!” Though she is over the moon, I know there is a big part of her that is saddened again because her husband, a captain in the Marines, has been and will be deployed in Afghanistan for the entire pregnancy and birth. But if you talk to her, you’ll never know it. Now that is a Super-Mom!

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Author: oflcmops

MOPS stands for Mothers of Preschoolers, a faith-based community that strives to meet the needs of moms with children from birth through kindergarten. MOPS groups meet regularly to celebrate the joys of motherhood and to encourage each other through the challenges. MOPS also provides opportunities for social outings throughout the year. We meet the first and third Fridays of every month September through May.

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