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Sunday, May 13, 2007

The most blessed mom ever!

Yes, that most blessed of mom's is me. And these 2 little princesses are the reason. They fill my life with joy, laughter, tears, and prayers. It's true, there are often bad days, or days I wish I could do over, but usually it's because of ME that I want to do it over (don't get me wrong, sometimes it IS them). They stretch me and grow me, love me unconditionally no matter how horrible of a mom I was that day, they giggle with me and hug me, give me wet, shnotty kisses and make me very proud of these 2 beautiful creations that God has given me. I love when Ella gets this soft little look on her face and cups my face between her small hands and says "I love you, mommy". I love when Aidan trips over her feet trying to get to me as fast as she can when I've been gone. I love watching them sleep and watching play. I wish the years would slow down a bit, so that I can catch my breath and enjoy the moment.

This morning they gathered in the bathroom with daddy, giggling. Then Ella came out to tell me they had a secret. Ella and Aidan were both holding one handle of a gift bag and they gave me the sweetest gift. It's a hanging ornament of a mother (an angel, but aren't we all?) holding her daughter on a swing. The emotions that came bubbling to the surface when I first saw it are hard to describe. It's so beautiful. I'm going to hang it in a place of honor on my front porch. Love lives here!

15 comments:

Joyce said...

...and one of the prettiest..
Happy Mommy Day.

Louise said...

Happy Mothers Day!
Beautiful gift!
Love you

Erin said...

Oh Joyce, you are too sweet!

Jen said...

Happy Mothers Day Erin
Your pressie is beautiful.

amelia said...

Happy Mother's Day! What a beautiful gift for a beautiful Mommy from 2 beautiful girls!

Nadine said...

What a sweet gift. What a beautiful picture of you and your kids. I see where they get their good looks from.

Happy Mother's Day.

Cherrye said...

You ARE a blessed mom! Congrats. What a great story. I am glad you had a great day.

Andrea said...

I could just squish those cubby cheeks...don't worry, I'm talking about Aidan! I saw your gift hanging in the porch when we got home last night -- it's beautiful!!

Robin said...

How cute!!

Happy Mother's Day!!

Jenene said...

I almost cried when I read this, and I'm not even a mom!

Alexis Jacobs said...

What beautiful kids. God is awesome ((hugs))

Boho Girl said...

you are so lovely...and your girls are divine.

it's me, Val said...

Coming in late . . . but with lots of Mother's Day hugs for you. Hope it was fabulous and it sounds like it was. Beautiful pic, Erin. Keep up the hard work as a wonderful mommy. xo

cheeky said...

Happy Mother's Day, a little late I know.
The girls are too precious and I'm glad you had a special day. I love the description of Ella cupping her hands on your face.
I really enjoyed your wedding photos. Blessings to you and yours. I love that you are blessed to be married to your best friend, it wouldn't be right any other way.
xo

Erin said...

Your girls are sooooo cute!

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