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!


Nicki said...

How incredibly sweet! That made me tear up a little bit. :) My mother-in-law practically adopted me when my husband and I started dating. I'm really blessed to have both a wonderful daughter AND a loving 'second mother'!

Thank you for sharing your Mother's Day with us! :)

Jenna said...

HI Jack
My name is Jenna and I came across your site. U are a real inspirational and smilen hero. What a great job on the cards for Mothers Day.
I was born with special needs, developmental delays, and diagnosed with 13 medical conditions. One of them is a rare life threatening disease.

mommytoalot said...

Awww how nice.
Lovely cards .

sheila said...

How awesome!

DJ said...

What you said about Jack being attention-consuming so that you did not multi-task your way through his life, hit me like a ton of bricks this morning. Thank you for the reminder to slow down and be in the moment with Jason this morning. And thank you also for the all access pass to Jack.

(on communicating partners W/you)

AZ Chapman said...

hi my name is AZ I just found your blog i have CP and my good friend has Apert's syndome he will be blogging soon i will send him over

jennohara said...

What sweet sweet gifts for mother's day!!
I'm so happy I found your blog. You have a precious little boy there, and I'm honoured to meet him!