My idea of holding a family together forever actually begins with my parents' marriage and love for me, but I'm starting in the middle,
because I became a Mother/Mom/Mama 24 years ago today!
The picture frame above was my Mother's Day gift this year
from Josh, himself. His wife and daughter brought me
red roses picked by Madasyn from their yard,
and arranged beautifully by Adrianne.
Kalyn and Jase both wrote me heartfelt letters.
Jeff and Jase gave me a beautiful bouquet
of fresh flowers.
we have on our mantle,
and the quote. It is so true!
And the FAMILY collage below,
I know the pictures of pictures
With the media talking so much about the break up of a 40 year marriage, and the effect it has on the family, and other stories about families in turmoil, it just breaks my heart. I know that there are readers who have already divorced, and sometimes against your own will, or sometimes for the benefit of everyone involved, or because of abuse or unfaithfulness. I know that marriage and parenting can be very difficult sometimes, especially if you don't have a relationship with God, and even if you do.
I know that I have been extremely blessed. I am just so thankful that I do have a relationship with Jesus Christ, and that my husband and children, parents and my siblings all do, too.
I just want to be the very best Wife, Mom, Daughter, Sister, in-law, Aunt, Friend, Teacher, Christian, Neighbor that I can possibly be.
"Let love and faithfulness never leave you;
bind them around your neck,
write them on the tablet of your heart."
"Never let loyalty and kindness leave you!
Tie them around your neck as a reminder.
Write them deep within your heart."
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I pray God's blessings on all of you!