Monday, May 13, 2013

Mother's Day 2013...

I tucked Amelia into her bed last night and found myself overwhelmed with emotion.  

I kneeled beside her and told her, 
"Amelia, Mommy prayed for a baby for three years and then God gave me you."  
"You're an answer to prayer, baby girl."  
"You're a miracle."  
"These are happy tears."  
"Never forget that I am so thankful to be your Mommy."
"I love you with all my heart."  

As my tears hit her blanket, she began to cry.  
Nodding that sweet little head of hers.  
I love her tender heart.  She can't see me cry without crying.  
She asked me to tell her about Sydney.  
So I told her how we prayed for another baby and God blessed 
us within a month of praying with our sweet Sydney.  
They're both my miracle babies.  

Mother's Day celebrations started Friday evening 
with my Mama and her side of the family.  

Amelia and I picked out some cute Vera Bradley cups for all of the Mamas.
We also picked out a new Brighton charm for Granny and Nana's bracelets.
We bought Nana a charm with an angel on it - in remembrance of our Mimi.
This is her first Mother's Day in heaven.

Amelia's job was stuffing the tissue into the bag. 
She's a great helper.

Our family of four.  
Getting a picture with these two girls is comical.
This was take #578.
Between Amelia covering her face and Sydney ripping
Amelia's bow off her head - we didn't stand a chance. LOL

Me and my girls.  

My Mama with her girls!

I love this picture of my Grandma and Mama.
We love to laugh!

We love our Aunt Sandi! 
She and my Uncle Kevin hosted.
The guys grilled burgers and hot dogs for the girls. 
There were lots of yummy side dishes and desserts too.

Me and my sweet sisters.

Mama with four of her kiddos.
We were missing Cary and Andrew!

Daddy and Mama

I had to share this picture. 
Alex took us out for a shopping day on Saturday. 
I was so excited to wear this new necklace my sister gave me.
So excited that I left the tag on. 
I'm losing my mind. 

Another of me and the girls.
Sydney loves to have her picture taken. ;)

Trying on shoes.

Picking out a few bracelets. 

Daddy spoiled us all weekend.

Waiting for our table at Bravo.

Serious Sydney.

My M-I-L came over this morning to help me get the girls ready.
She even ironed our clothes for us!
We were twinkies in our black & white today.
I wore my new necklace again...but without the tag.

The kiddos answered questions about their Mamas at church. 
I would like to say, my three year old knows me VERY WELL.
She was asked what my favorite household chore is...
Her answer: TO RELAX!
So true.

The girls gave me this card. :)

We walked over to the Apple store after lunch. 
Amelia loves to play games on the ipads.

We ended our day with a nice, long nap!

I know just how blessed I am to be called Mama by 
Amelia Joy and Sydney Faith.

After their Daddy - they are my HEART.

They are so easy to love. 
I can't look at either of them without being reminded 
of God's love and faithfulness in my life.
They bring me so much joy.

I pray every day for God to make me the 
very best mother I can be for them. 

Mother's Day isn't an easy day for many.

It used to be a very hard day for me 
and because of that, my heart is always with

Those of you who are waiting to be called Mom.

Those of you who have lost your Mom.

Those of you who have lost a child.

Those of you who have lost the husband of your children.

Those of you who have lost the Mother of your children.

I pray you find joy in the only One that can provide it.

He is worthy of our praise - even though we don't know when.
He is worthy of our praise - even though we don't understand why.

I will bless the Lord at all times;
His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
Psalm 34:1

Love to all,


Christi said...

Jill, thank you for all the information about your surgery. How are you doing? You look great. Happy Mothers Day. I absolutely love the shoe pictures. My story is different than yours, but I can't help looking at my babies and knowing that they are my miracles. We are so blessed.

Faith said...

Oh, I just love this. I'm so thankful for how the Lord has blessed both of us after many years of heartache. He is always faithful!

I'm so glad you had a wonderful Mother's Day weekend and that you were spoiled. You look beautiful and I hope you are feeling better each day.

Love to all!