Sunday, May 11, 2008

A beautiful Mother's Day

Today my children blessed me with gifts, hand-drawn pictures, poems and phone calls. The phone call being from my son who is far away from us right now, yet feels so close when I hear his voice. During the chapel service we were singing this song about the love God shows us and I started to cry thinking about the love He has shown me through my children and husband. The love I receive from them is such a blessing to me.

One of the twins (DR) wrote this poem:

My Mother

I am thinking of a unique lady
Not your everyday woman
You may not see another like her
She's an amazing mother

She is a skinny, beautiful lady
Compacted with joy
Faithfulness flows from her veins
Courage thunders when she speaks

With just a hug...
You'll never be the same
You'll be what you can't explain

With just a gentle touch...
She'll fill your mind with good thoughts
Of hope, joy and peace

With just a word...
You'll slowly become
What you thought you'd never be

With just a smile...
She will load your heart with joy
Making you complete

So if you look at her you may see
She's more than she needs to be
She's all of that and much more
She's my amazing mother

Yes, I was crying! The other twin blessed me with a picture he drew of Hawaii. It's beautiful and he's quite the artist! He also made a screen saver telling me "Happy Mother's Day" that was up when I got out of the shower this morning. My daughter and her boyfriend gave me a huge frame that reads, "Family. The love of a family is life's greatest blessing" in the middle, with 11 places to put photos of my choosing! It's really beautiful. I can't wait to add the photos and get it hung on the wall! My husband's gift to me is A TRIP TO HAWAII with my daughter in August!!! She's already got the flight and hotel paid for by the people she's taking wedding photos for so I'm going to tag along! My son was worried that meant I wasn't going to visit him this summer, but no matter what I'm doing that...even if it means I can't go to Hawaii! I told him he doesn't have to worry about that!

Well, it's a wonderful day and I'm so thankful to be a mother!

Thank you, family, for making this day very special. I love you!


Lauren said...

Aww, sounds like you are having a wonderful mother's day! I just wanted to wish you a "Happy Mother's Day!" too! Hope the rest of the day is relaxing and filled with family! Blessings and always thinking about you and your family!

Theresa said...

Happy Mother's Day! What a wonderful day you had. Your family is amazing!