Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Mother’s Day 2011

As most of you all know, I’m always a little nervous about Mother’s Day because it reminds me of my first. I tend to always have high expectations, which ultimately leave me feeling disappointed.  Most of the time the expectations are way too high.  Surprisingly this year I didn’t even think about my first Mother’s day, which is a first!! I think writing about it a few weeks back allowed me to release some of those hurt feelings and finally get some healing, so yay! It was a day I could thoroughly enjoy!

This year, all I really wanted for Mother’s Day was a long nap. Well, I didn’t get that. But I did get TONS of the cutest cards and a beautiful bouquet of flowers from the Hubs. Oh my heart melts.  I love cards from my boys!  I felt loved!!
Last years Mother's Day I was still pregnant with Ian and a little nervous about what the future would hold.  This year I just reflected on the blessings I had before me.  How lucky I am to have a husband who works hard to support his family so I can stay home and raise our children.   How blessed I am to have the two most amazing little boys in my life.

I also was reminded of God's faithfulness to this family.  Not only do I have my fire ball Jayden, but I also have my cuddle-bum Ian this year. This little boy would not be here today if Jesse and I didn’t choose to fight for our marriage. He is proof that God did have a plan and for that I’m truly thankful this year!

I also wanted to honor to amazing ladies in my life.

The first, of course is my mommy. The most wonderful woman that showed me how to love my kids with all that I am. The lady I call when I feel at my wits end (with my kids) and feel like I just can’t do it anymore. The most wonderful friend I could ever ask for; one that will always have my back no matter what. I want to be just like her! Sure, she isn’t always perfect but, she is perfect for me. She never lets me stop dreaming and I’m pretty sure she is my biggest fan. She has inspired me to write and keep writing. She has inspired me to be the best mom for my kids. She is everything I could have ever asked for in a mom and I’m so blessed to have her. I’m one lucky girl!

The other special lady is my sweet and precious Mommy-in-love. I’m the world’s luckiest woman to have such an amazing mother-in-law. Not everyone can say that! I love that I can tell her anything and feel so comfortable doing it. I love that I can share my heart with her and she will encourage me and build me up. She is an inspiration and a true example of what a stay at home mom should look like. I love that she is the best cheerleader for her kids and how she will make it to almost every one of Jesse’s games even now when he is almost 30. She has shown me what it’s like to be a faithful wife and mother. She has given me hope that love is can be real and unconditional. She is the best mother-in-law in the world!

I AM BLESSED

I hope all you mommies out there had a fantastic Mother’s day! Anyone do anything super special?

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10 comments:

Katie @ Loves of Life said...

So glad it was such a good day :)

Sarah-Life is what you make it said...

this post makes me smile, like perma smile. Oh wow, I've never thought about the fact that if Jesse didn't stick around Ian wouldn't be here! God is good!

Jessica said...

Aww Happy Mother's Day!!

Ashley Eiban said...

Your Mother's Day sounds fantastic! :) Glad you had a great day!

Mama C said...

Sounds like a wonderful Mother's Day to me! And those flowers are beautiful!

Tonja said...

Well atleast one of us had a wonderful mothers day! lol My husband forgot to get me anything
:( Men sometimes...
Hope ur having a grrreat day :))

Megan said...

Sounds like a great mother's day! You are so blessed to have such a great family!

Angie said...

Those flowers are so pretty! Happy Belated Mother's Day!!

Melissa G. said...

I'm so glad your Mother's Day was wonderful!

Mrs. Mama said...

You ARE blessed. So happy to hear you had a wonderful Mother's Day!