Sunday, May 10, 2009

Hanna's Gift

I wanted to take a moment tonight to post about Hanna's Mother's Day gift she gave me this morning. Jamie said she could hardly wait for me to come downstairs to give me my gift, said she was so excited. She made me a card and hand-painted a flower pot at school this past week. She also made the little stake in the plant pot herself at home sometimes without me knowing. She was so proud of the "Roman lettering" (as she called it) on the plant stake. She said they learned how to write like this in art class this week.

Throughout the day I thought off and on about how she so lovingly made this for me at school and home throughout the week. I could just see her at school taking her time to make sure the pot looked just as she wanted it, and then at home writing the "Roman letters" carefully and putting all the little details around the word. I thought about how excited she felt waiting to give it to me and how proud she must have felt too. I made sure to thank her over and over all day and tell her how much her love and efforts meant to me. I also told her how much I appreciate her and love being her mom. How helpful she is and how important she is as a member of our family.

Being a mom is the best part of my life. My children and Jamie are my whole world. I will never be able to thank my Heavenly Father enough for blessing my life with Jamie, Hanna, Joe, Jack and Jesse. These words cannot express the love and gratitude I have for my family!

Happy Mother's Day! It is truly life's greatest blessing and joy!

1 comment:

  1. You always write the sweetest things...I'm not so great at writing down my feelings...I really should practice. I feel the same way you do though! I never imagined I could love someone so much until I had Preston! I finally feel like my life has some meaning!