I’m feeling so incredibly blessed for everything going on right here, in this photo. We didn’t usually get to spend holidays, birthdays, Sunday afternoons with my parents but since they have moved, I realize more and more just how amazing it is to know that we can be together for ALL of the occasions, big and small.
This was a big weekend full of family time as we celebrated Josh’s grandfather’s 86th birthday Saturday evening at the house. And, of course, today was Mother’s Day. My parents joined us for church. Today, my mom and dad both got to tell me Happy Mother’s Day, to my face, while in church. Honestly, it made me tear up a bit. And then all of us- both of our parents, Aunt Jaclyn and Donald and us four, all went out to eat dinner. This may seem typical to most to see your Mom for Mother’s Day but it hasn’t been that way for us for so long as distance separated us.
Many times I have stopped to think that if I knew 5 or even 10 years ago, that things would have turned out this way, that my parents would be here with us, I just dont think that I would have been able to grasp that. It is really a dream come true.
Because we lived for 10 years with 2 big states and 12 hours between my parents and I, there isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t feel incredibly blessed to have them here. To have their love, support and smiling faces in the same town, I honestly still can’t always believe it. And not just for me of course, but for our family, for the boys.
Well this evening was a small occasion as Hunter tried out his new 4 wheeler, practicing in the yard, but as I looked back and saw all 4 parents, my husband and boys, I can honestly say that my heart wasn’t just full, I really felt it swell.
Josh and I are incredibly blessed to have amazing moms who molded us into who we are today through their love, support, encouragement and guidance. I can only hope that I can be as incredible to our boys and our mothers were and still are to us. Motherhood is a great responsibility and it isn’t always easy. Some days it is really hard. It really does take a village.
And now I feel like our village is complete. Thanks for making the decision to be here, Mom and Dad. We love you. Welcome to God’s country. And this is just the beginning.
Happy Mother’s Day to all of you Amazing Mommies out there! Thank you to our Moms, Nancy and Joyce, for being the best role models for me. XOXO