Mother's Day was wonderful and bittersweet all tied together
with smiles and tears...
Wonderful and smiles because I have SO many blessings~
Last year with no ShayleeJoy
to this year with her forever momma!!!
My precious family minus Savannah, Josh, and Will.
My sweet ones right here around me~
The love of my life that swept me away 25 years ago~
Craziness that goes on even in the midst...
and gives me joy~
My mom (SO amazing), dad and siblings~
My sister and her family~
My brother and his family~
ALL the children in our family with Will on the way~
Sweet, sweet Addie who was dedicated this Mother's Day~
And mostly for the privilege to be a mom~
to my married daughter and her new husband...
to my two beautiful teenage daughters,
to my two adorable Chinese daughters,
and to a little Chinese son far away on this Mother's Day...
sure to be in my arms this time next year!!!
My heart is so full...
of all that's wonderful and smiles
as well as bittersweet and tears.
Nothing could have prepared us for what we would feel
the day after the wedding but know for sure,
no matter how hard it was to let her go,
Our dreams came true when she gave her heart to the very one
we prayed for so long...
the one that now holds her heart in his,
the one that we dearly love just like our own~ Our BIG son!!! :)
So you see,
My soul is covered and I am oh so thankful for every smile and every tear...
if not for both, there would be no love.
I wouldn't change a thing!!!
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. . .And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. - excerpts from 1 Corinthians 13:4-13