Monday, May 10, 2010

1000 Gifts: Motherhood


There's nothing I'd rather do, there's nothing I'd rather be, there's nowhere I'd rather go.
Because being here with my family-- this good and perfect gift from my heavenly Father--
being God's work-in-progress sort of mom... that's my highest calling.

So after a beautiful day... a perfect day with them,
I give thanks to the One who made it all possible~

the four treasures who call me Mom

bear hugs and kisses

handmade gifts... their labors of love

"I thank Jesus for blessing me with you!" sketched on his card in pink

a RED gatorade from Big Man... "because red's [my] favorite color!"

a very thoughtful gift-- wrapped in Charmin (clean!) because they couldn't find the tissue paper

Hubby's efforts to get us all to smile at the same time... and look at the camera

hands to hold, a child in my lap

lunch with Les and her crew... more family

scooter races around the block

Daddy slowing down so that I could catch up :)

"hot lava" at the park... the six of us playing in the sunshine

ice cream sundaes with hot fudge and a cherry on top


the everyday... with them

and of course, great gifts from above-- my mama and Chris's-- my encouragers, my supporters, my role models... their motherly love

"All that I am or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother."

--Abraham Lincoln

holy experience

and the list continues...


gretchen said...

Hurray! Everyone is looking at the end. Awesome! Thanks for being such a mentor mom to me... you do a lovely job in showing and instructing me how to lead my little ones in the fear and admonition of the Lord... iron sharpens iron sister! Happy Mother's Day - a little late! Sounded like you had a great day!

Amy Danielle said...

Lovely post.

Carrie said...

I just love that last one! Your kiddos all look older than their sidebar pics ... they're growing!! ;)

Miss Lollipop's hair is getting long, too ... how precious is she?!

You are so blessed, Heather! Sounds like you had a great Mother's Day!!

Christine said...

You capture God's blessings so well, Heather. Your words paint a such beautiful pictures. And your photos are always so inspiring too.

Certainly our God looks upon your little clan and smiles.

Praying that you are blessed beyond measure this week!

Jennifer said...

Such great photos! Beautiful family! Happy Mama's day to you, Heather.

Anonymous said...

Happy Mother's Day once again! The pictures are great(Thought Fergie and the Gray Ghost would be there too!) Sounds like a great day! I'm so happy for you and proud to be your Mom. Lots of love to you and the rest of the clan! P.S. I've been looking for G's special delivery, it hasn't arrived yet!

Linda said...

I love the pictures Heather. It looks and sounds like a perfectly wonderful Mother's Day. I'm so glad.

Amy in Peru said...

yay! It sounds like you had a most blessed day... and I get the idea that it is not a day that necessarily outshines others, it sounds like your days are filled with blessing! You have a beautiful family. You are truly blessed :)

amy in peru

PS. love the christmas cactus, is that what you call it?