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You know, so often I take life for granted-- a wonderful husband; beautiful, healthy children; a comfortable home; the privilege of spending every day with my babes... of educating them and exposing them to all things noble and good; a loving family, 4 fabulous grandparents... oh, the list goes on and on.
a delicious breakfast in bed, a beautiful serenade (Bub wrote a special Mother's Day song just for me :), handmade cards from each of the boys, thoughtful gifts... wrapped in toilet paper (I can only assume they didn't know where I keep the tissue paper?? Thankfully, it was clean~), a little Star Wars on the XBox (I'm not sure they really wanted me to play-- it just sounded like a good idea since it was my special day :), an awesome cookout, a leisurely stroll through Old Town and a few chocolate milk shakes to top off the day. Whew, I'm tired, but oh-so-content.
Yes, being a mom is truly the greatest joy of my life. Children-- my children-- are, simply put... the best!
Oh, I neglected to mention their lovely artwork... you see, while Chris was grilling steaks in the backyard, I followed my littles out front and watched them decorate the drive way. Here's a peak :)
Ok... so my Mother's Day rocked, and I hope yours did, too! Before I wrap this up, though, and head off to bed, I'd kick myself later if I ignored here (in this specific post, so creatively titled, "Happy Mother's Day!") the two very special women in my life who have influenced me more than any other:
Mom, you are my greatest role model and my inspiration. Thank you for modeling for me, every single day, the love of Christ... sacrificial love... pure and unadulterated... flowing from a heart that knows no limits. You are truly heaven-sent.
And Moggie-- you raised one heck of a guy! Thank you for sharing him with me~ You have been like a second mother to me and a best friend, too. You have encouraged me and you have helped me; you have loved me all these years, and for that, I thank you~
I love you both immensely! Happy Mother's Day~
Thursday, May 7, 2009
When Lolipop calls from her crib, ready to start her day (or even ready to rise from her afternoon nap), Bub and Noh-man race to her room because they both want to see her first... every single time.
Whenever Lolli sees someone she recognizes-- someone special to her-- her little face lights up like the northern stars. And each night, when her daddy and her brothers walk through the front door, home from swim practice, she claps her hands with joy!