Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day 2011! I hope all of you are having a wonderful Mother's Day!

Jack and David made me the most beautiful card:

 My ever poetic and romantic husband also manged to find this card which surprisingly expressed just what he wanted to say:

 And I received this wonderful surprise from my mother-in-law:

Psalm 37:4 says Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart. ( I cannot remember a time when I did not wish to be a mother. As a child, I remember thinking about what kind of mother I wanted to grow up to be. I truly believe that God put that desire in my heart and he fulfilled that desire over and above how wonderful I imagined it could be. He gave me this sweet guy

He made Jack persistent and from his persistence I have learned to have so much hope! He made Jack attention-consuming so that I would not multi-task my way through his life and miss the wonderfulness of each moment. He made Jack sweet and loving to provide me with even more of his love. I could go on and on.....

But God has also richly blessed me with a desire that I did not even fully realize that I had. In fact, he both gave and fulfilled the desire without me taking much notice of it. Did you see the card from my mother-in-law? It's the kind of card that a mother would give a daughter. It's the kind of card shared between two people filled with love for one another. There's nothing like a mother's love and I've privileged and blessed to receive that kind of love from my husband's mother. She's really not even his anymore :) She's mine!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Last night, Jack was rolling around the floor and playing with his drum sticks. He had them crossed one over the other and suddenly looked up and said, "It's an 'X'." Excitedly, I said, "Yes, it is." and called Dave in to see it too. Jack continued in this way, making a y and a v unprompted. He tried to make a w and a z but realizing he needed more than 2 sticks he made those in parts. Then Dave prompted him to make a t and an I.

Kids are so amazing! Jack is a sponge taking in so much information and I love when he shares.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Waiting for the train...

Jack and Uncle Noah hard at work at the zoo.

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