Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mother's Day 2011

My two sweeties surprised me with these beautiful tulips for Mother's Day. I just love them! I also had a much needed mani/pedi. :)

Mother's Day. A day that was once a very sad day for me is now the exact opposite. I have a baby girl to call my own. She says "Mama" about 1,000 times a day and around the 999th time when I think to myself, "should I change my name?" God kindly reminds me of how long I waited to be called that sweet name. He also reminds me of all my friends that are still waiting to be called Mama. I remember my friend Paula sending me this scripture as I waited. She sent it at a time when I was so discouraged and just tired of the fact that it was so hard to get pregnant.

"I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living." -Psalm 27:13

Mother's Day makes me think a lot about my struggle to get pregnant and reminds me just how far God brought me in my faith during those three years. After three years of waiting and trusting, confident that He knew my heart, confident that He heard my cries, and confident He was going to answer my prayers - He gave me my miracle. My Amelia Joy...and was she ever worth the wait!!

At church with our girl.

After church we took my MIL to Carino's for lunch. Jared, Jen & their girls joined us. My niece, Peyton (in the yellow shirt below) was so funny. When it was time to leave she said, "well we're just going to miss y'all so much - I should babysit Amelia this week!" HAHA! How cute is that?

Sweet girl giving Daddy kisses.

After lunch I headed to the store to pick up some things for dinner. We were hosting Mother's Day with my family. We had nachos and lots of yummy desserts. I ordered petit fours and smiley face cookies from Ed's Bakery. We also had angel food cake w/strawberries and whipped cream. Everything was so yummy!

Gift time!!

Mom had 3 of her 6 kiddos there. We missed you Chris, Joy, and Cary!! The second picture is of all the Mamas striking a pose. How cute is my Grandma on the end!?

The gang!

It was a special day celebrating our Mothers. I couldn't help but have a full heart while watching Amelia throughout the day. Such a gift.

Love to all,


Lauren said...

YAmelia is one blessed girl to call you Mommy!!! So glad your day was special!!! :)

Immeasurably More Mama said...

So glad you have a little girl to call you "Momma" - Amelia Joy is such a sweet blessing!

Shannon said...

Gorgeous tulips! Happy Mother's Day!

Mel said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed your Mother's DAY! I, too, sometimes shake my head at the number of times I hear "mama" in any given day (it only gets worse, too), but I remember the nights when I'd lie in bed SOBBING to the idea that I never would. God is SO FAITHFUL.

Faith said...

Love, love, love this post! I am beyond thankful for your miracle. What an answer to prayer she is! I'm so glad that you had a wonderful day being celebrated, and celebrating with the ones you love.

I love you and I'm so thankful for you!

Linda Lou Rogers Averitt said...

I am so thankful too, I about cried when she gave you the little pail she made in Sunday school for mother's day, I know how your heart longed fot this day:))) I pray your friends longing for a baby will be blessed with a child soon:)

Perfectly Imperfect said...

So glad you had such a special day!! It took us years to get our little one and Mother's Day is such a special day to me. Happy Mother's Day!!