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May 13, 2015

Mother's Day

Mother's Day
Mother's Day
This past weekend was Mother's Day and one of the most special days I've had as we had our littlest girl dedicated at church. Bringing her up in front of our friends and family and pledging that we would raise her according to our beliefs was a special moment for us, made even more special as Nathaniel and Evelyn sat there watching and sneaking in a quick wave.

Mother's Day was a wonderful day as I got to spend the day with my family. After Mary's dedication and a brunch, I was treated to a nap with Mary while Jonathan and the older kids made dinner. I woke up to flowers, a handmade card, and one of my very favorite meals.

It seemed almost too good to be true, realizing that it was my first Mother's Day as a mother to three beautiful children. We've had a lot of hard days around here these past few months. Mary is still colicky and unhappy a disproportionate amount of time. I seem to waver between good days and bad days dealing with postpartum anxiety. Topping it off have been the challenges of daily life: parenting the older kids through their sweet obedience and stubborn disobedience, keeping the house from falling apart, and remembering that I have a marriage that needs nurturing even in the midst of all of these life changes. It's been challenging to be sure, but sitting next to my three children on Mother's Day, life was sweet. Sure, Mary was fussing as we ate dinner and there was whining because the older kids didn't want to eat the squash that was served with the pasta, but we were together as a family of five and that was what mattered. Despite all the trials, I'm so deeply grateful for this little family of ours and I can't wait to see what lies ahead for us.

1 comment:

  1. Happy Mother's Day! Glad you had a wonderful day!! Hugs and prayers to you during this season of life with it's great joys and it's struggles!!