I will start with my own! Mom, thank you for being such a caring, devoted mother to me! I especially want to thank you for sharing the word of God with me throughout my life! I am so blessed to have you as my mother! Thank you for always being there for me and always knowing and sharing with me just the words that I need to hear! God has blessed many by putting you in their lives! I LOVE YOU and THANK YOU!
I also want to thank Joel's mom for being such a wonderful mother-in-law and grandma! Thank you for your selflessness and for all that you do for our family! You are such a blessing!
YOM, this includes you too! You have played a very important role in my life and I thank you for the love that you have given me!
I also want to take a moment to remember some very special moms out there! There are those who are caring for and loving children, who's parents didn't or couldn't take well enough care of them. They may not have been able to have a child of their own. Remember that God is using you and has a plan for you! There are those who are facing the death of a precious child and having to mourn the loss every day, and probably especially on this day! Remember that God has a plan for you as well and He is there! There are also those who are caring for a sick and hurting child. I think of those who may even be in the hospital today, praying that their child will get well. Remember that God is a graceful God and He alone will bring you through!
Today I am reminded of this time last year. Last year I received the most wonderful Mother's Day gift, Gavin came home after 4 1/2 months of being in the hospital! I'm not sure if that gift will ever be topped, but this year I have been given the gift of hope! Gavin has been doing so well this week! He is now off the Phenobarb medicine and still seizure free! He has also been more alert and has smiled for me at least 12 times this week, the biggest smile being today! This is so wonderful for me to see! Gavin has a LONG way to go, but smiles like he's shown me this week are just the beginning, Lord willing!
I have to share some pictures of my boys, on this Mother's Day! This week was crazy hair day at school and the boys looked crazy indeed! Caleb insisted that Gavin wanted to join the fun as well!
I love my boys!!! Life is never dull with them around!
"For you formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother's womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well." Psalm 139:13-14