Sunday, May 13, 2007

Children are a blessing!

I am so thankful for my treasures straight from heaven.
Children are a blessing!
I remember when I was in the hospital in the days following Jonathan's birth, the nurse bringing him to me in the night so that he could eat. I was so tired and happy to see him was a lot of work to sit up and go through the process of getting ready to feed him, feeding him and all that follows. Everytime the nurse would come in to wake me up, she would say, "Mother, it's time to wake up, children are a blessing!" I remember thinking that it was a funny way to wake me up and a couple of days later it actually dawned on me that she was speaking Scripture!
Children are a blessing and I am abundantly blessed!
Tori, Timothy, Jonathan and Lael bring so much JOY to my days.
Oh I love them so much!
I truly cannot believe my life has been so blessed in this way that I am their mother!
Today they brought me bowls of flowers from the yard! Tori and Timothy made me sweet cards! And with Daddy's help, they gave me the much needed gift of a LONG UNINTERUPPTED nap! We had dinner together and they had their baths...then the power went out. It was so dark and we still had a few things to do! We ate a special desert they had made for me by the light of a flashlight and the pictures you see below were lit only by the flash of the camera! These are special days!
In the past 24 hours I have had the pleasure of talking with my sweet mother and my dear mother in law! I am so thankful for their influence in my life. They have both taught me so many things. Enjoying life and marriage, embracing adventure even when it requires big steps in faith, believing God to be who he says He is, and how to make my children feel special are a few things that come to my mind. I am thankful for who they are and continue to be!
God is good!
I pray that today their hearts are full with love and encouragement. They are blessed women and I love them so!

Our visit with the Chankins was too short! We so enjoyed them being here!

Emma and Jackson are so sweet and fun! Their parents are too!


Brooks Inc. said...

Love you guys! So great to talk to you yesterday! Happiest of Mother's days to you!

Love you so!


Kendra said...

Happy Mother's Day to one of my favorite moms on the planet! Sure do love you and all your little ones!

Hey - for Mother's Day, Donny gave me my first Karen Kingsbbury book (my request based on your referral!he!). It's the new one that just released. Want to borrow it when you get home?? (I love saying that - "when you get home")

Cheryl said...

I love seeing Mandy's sweet family!!! I'm so glad you guys had some time together.

Cheryl said...

AND...Happy Mother's Day!!!! So glad your day included a NAP! That is one of my favorite gifts!!
Love you---