I didn't get a good picture with my babies today. Oh we tried...but getting 5 kids and one tired Mama to look good ain't easy, people!!
So I share these from the Fall. We all look the same anyway...my hair is longer but that is about it. This is the first Mother's Day I have five children, fully mine.
I felt as though my cup truly runneth over.
I had a lovely day with my family.
Billy made breakfast and the children surprised me
with adorable cards.
Check out this one from Keishun. Oh what a laugh we had.
True. But he is making up for it now. :)
At church our pastor said,
I love that.
I think it is important for the church to recognize that this day can be heartbreaking for those who cannot conceive, have lost their mother, or have said goodbye to their child.
In church during communion I thanked God for each of my children's first mothers by name. I thanked God that they did not abort my babies.
I thanked God that two of them chose me for their mother.
I came home and was surprised by an email from Jasmine's birthmom.
(Remember I prayed for a relationship of some kind from her for all of Jasmine's life)
We have never met.
She wrote this:
"Good morning laurie, i just wanted to wish you a happy mother's day! You are one beautiful woman and i just want you to have all the happiness and joy you could bare. Thank you for everything! And again happy mother's day!"
Wow what a gift to receive.
I thought of Vivi's birthmother and texted her a photo of Viv...saying:
"Happy Mother's Day!"
She replied that her Mother's Day was finally complete and how beautiful she is.
This was a peaceful day for me. I feel that all of the pieces of my life are complete.
I am content.
I am grateful.
I pray the same for you today, my friends.