Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day!!!

On this day in which we take time to thank and honor mothers, I would like to wish all the mothers out there a VERY BLESSED MOTHER"S DAY! I want to especially acknowledge a few mothers in particular.

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

10 comments:

Kimberly Hass said...

Alicia,

Happy Mother's Day to you, too. It makes me so happy to hear that Gavin continues to do so well. I can't imagine how your heart must have melted when seeing those big, beautiful smiles. I'm sure there are many more to come.

Love you,
Kimberly

mommy to 2 bugs said...

Happy Mother's Day to you!!! God sends us all little miracles and blessings everyday.....our boys being a HUGE blessing (and miracle too!!) I thank our awesome God daily for the joys of our children! Praise God Gavin can give you such wonderful SMILES!!!! I love all the pic's of the boys too!!
Blessings to you today and always!!
Nicole
PS See you FRIDAY!!! (I'm hoping to remember your birthday present...I NEED to get it to you before January!! LOL!...love you!)

The VW's said...

Kimberly,

Happy Mother's Day to you! Love ya!!

Alicia

The VW's said...

Nicole,

Happy Mother's Day to you! Our children are a blessing! Thanks for your friendship and support! I love you!

Alicia

Annette Selden said...

Happy Mother's Day, Alicia! How blessed Joel and the boys are to have you! I can hardly wait for next Mother's Day to see what Gavin gives you!

Inspired said...

Alicia,
Happy Mothers Day to you! Your boys are adorable....love the hair! It makes me so happy to hear that Gavin is doing so well.

Love,
Julie

The VW's said...

Annette,

Happy Mother's Day to you! Thank you!

Alicia

The VW's said...

Julie,

Thank you and Happy Mother's Day to you! Love ya!

Alicia

ruehshouse said...

Alicia,

I cried when I read your message, not in a bad way but in a joyful way because you are right god has a plan and I'm now ok with that. It took me a long time to accept the fact that I couldnt have children but what Ryan and I are doing is very rewarding and I couldnt imagine life any different. I hope you had a wonderful Mothers Day!!

Love ya--April

The VW's said...

April,

Thanks for your message! God definately has a plan for you guys! You are serving such an awesome purpose! I'm in awe of what you are doing and thank you for your dedication!

Love, Alicia