18 May 2011

Little girls are precious gifts,
wrapped in love serene.
their dresses tied with sashes
and futures tied with dreams.
~ Author Unknown

13 May 2011

It wasn't until I had grandbabies
that I realized,
it's fun to watch them
blow out a candle
over and over and over again;
it's fascinating to watch them
build a tower from Legos
only to knock it down
and laugh with delight;
to see how quickly they learn
where the snack basket is;
to remember what it was like
watching the same cartoons
that I did when I was younger;
to feel delightfully loved
when they fight over your lap;
to see that look of adoration
when they spot your face;
and to see their unabashed love
when they see their parents
walk through our door.
They love me,
and I relish in that fact,
but it thrills me to know
they love their parents more.
They are the best parts
of all the ones I love ~

08 May 2011

Jenny, with Noah, her second child

My sweet child,
When I first knew about you,
I wasn't sure if
I was ready for you,
but God knew better.

When I first knew about you,
I was scared that something
somewhere, sometime,
would happen
to take you away from us,
but God knew better.

The instant I saw your tiny face,
I thought that my heart
would burst into millions of pieces
of love and awe and wonder,
all because God knew better.

Happy Mother's Day, Jenny.
I am so honored and thankful
to be called your mother. And thank you
for giving me three precious babies
to love and take delight in.