I hope that my children, Mandy and Joshua, know just how much I love them - always have and always will. I wanted to be their momma from that first moment when I knew I was going to be. (honestly, long before that.) And I hope that they know just how much I have enjoyed being their momma. They are the passion of my heart. They are the wind beneath my wings. Oh we have had our "moments" - but even in those moments, I have loved them, and wanted to be just who I was ... their momma.
They have made me laugh so hard that I have lost my breath, with tears of joy running down my cheeks.
They have made me cry and pray until there was nothing left to me.
I relish every hug, every kiss. And I am so thankful that even now, tho they are grown with families and lives of their own, they still hug their momma, they still kiss their mother. =)
I have no shame in being their grannee - they have all made me proud, and continue to.
Oh how I love them!!!
I don't get to see Trey and Austin - they are living in Arkansas now. But they remain in my heart, always.
Elijah - my tater bug. My first born, and the one that 'named' us! I love you!!!
Brooklyn - my sweet tater. She cuddles so sweet! I love you!!!
Shell - my tater tot! The ornery one! I love you!!!
Kyla - my punkin tater! She makes me smile! I love you!!!
I know that there have been hard times, and that we are living one of the hardest times of our life -- but you know, I still wouldn't change anything.
"Even if ..." the healing doesn't come - you are still God. And you have still given me my husband, my children, and my grandchildren.
Help me to live a life honoring to you as Rick's wife, as Mandy & Joshua's momma, as Grannee to all these precious ones, and as a mother-in-law to our other kids. Please teach me Your ways, what to say or not, what to do and how. May they all see Jesus in me, and be drawn to you - our Hope, our Life, our Love.
Thank you --
In Jesus' Name ...
I love you!!!