Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day ...

This was not my first "Mother's day", but certainly my first days as a Mother. Days I will never forget...days I will always cherish...days that mean more to me that almost any other in my life. Sweet, precious days that I will marinate in as long as I have breath!

It was like we had known each other for our whole lifetime

Mother and daughter

bonding over a bottle of milk

who are you and how did you know how to get into my heart?

Moments after being handed our baby girl!

Then, as if once were not enough...God blessed me again. Motherhood was different this time. There were not the sweet blissful days of bonding this go around...there was too much else going on in our lives at the same time. But, God was gracious none the less and He took me down that road again. He gave this little one the keys to my heart along with Aly and the journey began for me as the Mother of two precious gifts from God!
Moments after being handed our TigerLili. She still thought she was visiting!! Look tears!

Poor little munchkin...cried her eyes out for hours! There was no consoling her.

getting to know one another.

I'm smiling Mom...really...I just haven't figured out how to let it out yet.

See...I told you I was smiling!

Silly face!

Lili LIVED in this carrier for the whole trip. It was about the only place where she wouldn't cry.
I am so thankful that God chose to make me a mother in this way. To take me to the other side of the world to gather my children in my arms. I never imagined it would happen this way. But to know that I chose them...much as HE chose me...makes it just that much more speical. I am very thankful also to two women whom God used to make this dream a reality for me. Those women are the one's who carried my babies for 9 months and who gave birth to them. I think of them most every day...we will always be connected in a most special way!

To all of the mother's who are reading this...mother's who are still waiting to hold their precious babies, or who already have them in your arms. Whether they came to your heart and your life by way of the Doctor, the midwife or the United flight attendant...I wish you a most blessed Mother's Day! I wish you a day filled with all the memories of how God chose to make you a Mother and of how He chooses to bless your life with those children every day since.

Happy Mother's Day!!
"For you created my inmost being; you
knit me together in my mother's womb.
I praise you because I am
fearfully and wonderfully made; your works
are wonderful, I know that full well.
My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the
secret place. When I was woven together in the
depths of the earth, your
eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for
me were written
in your book before one of them came to be. "
Psalm 139:13-16


Becki party of 5 said...

Happy Mother's Day Shelley!! I hope you have a wonderful day with your beautiful girls!
Love ya!

Val said...

Happy Mothers Day! I've been out of the loop for a while, so I was so concerned after "catching up" here. I will pray for you guys. Wishing you peace and wisdom!

"The eternal God is your refuge and underneath are the everlasting arms."

Emily Makes Six said...

Happy Mother's Day sweetie! I hope your day has been filled with much love. Just spent some time on your blog and I had no idea what you guys have been facing. Remember, "GREATER IS HE WHO IS IN YOU then he who is in the world." I will stand along side of you my friend and bring you and your family before the Lord as you walk this road. Oh Sweetie, what beauties you have for daughters! Happy Mommy's Day!


OziMum said...

Gorgeous little trip down memory lane! Its amazing how God puts our families together, like a jigsaw puzzle - somehow we all fit!

prechrswife said...

Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day! Love the family day pictures--special memories, I know. :-)