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Saturday, May 11, 2013

Happy Mothers Day!

Last Mothers Day, all I hoped & prayed for was to bring 4 healthy babies into this world to join their big sister Jenna.
Last year around Mothers Day (20 weeks along)

Last year's Mothers Day brunch with my mother-in-law Karen, sister-in-law Wendy & her girls, Jenna & I

One year later, Praise Jesus, I have five healthy and thriving children.  Thank you Lord!!!

Jenna & the babies at their 9 month check-up.  Everyone is doing great!

In the daily grind of life, I can get so bogged down with things I feel I need to do: clean up messes, change diapers, do laundry, make meals, prepare bottles, kiss boo-boo's, wash dishes, vacuum floors, feed family... that I need to often force myself to stop, lift my eyes to Heaven, and thank God so much for these "daily chores"...

... because these are what Distinctly make me what I am SOOOOO thankful to be today:  a Mommy.

I am so richly blessed beyond words.  

A Happy Mother I am.  Whether you are a mother or not, please celebrate the moms you know in your life.  It will put a smile on their faces!


Mom, I love and appreciate you more than words can say!  Happy Mothers Day to the woman who taught me what it looks like to trust in & lean on God.  You taught me what it looks like to shine love on your family and care for them unconditionally no matter what the circumstances.  I was TERRIBLE my teen years.  And you still loved me so much.  Because of you, I can pour that faith & love into the next generation.  Thank you mom, so much.  I love you.

My mom holding me as a baby (Hair & glasses were really cool like this in 1979)

Mom is an amazing and hands-on grandma to all the grandkids, including the newest batch!

1 comment:

  1. Happy Mother's Day! What a difference a year or two makes, just amazing. The picture of you and your mama is sweet.