Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Celebrating Mamas and My Man

Sunday was Mother's Day, as I'm sure most of you all knew. If you didn't know, I bet you did by the end of the day as you scrambled to find flowers and a card for the wonderful woman who brought you into this world. 

I am so thankful for this sweet boy who calls me Mama. 

I am also thankful for the precious angel baby who I never got to hold (read here if you're confused) but will someday meet when I get to heaven, and for the new little life that is growing in me, who will, Lord willing, be making his or her way into the world this fall. 

Each baby has humbled me in different ways. Each has taught me so much about myself and revealed new layers of who I am. But most of all, each has taught me about our amazing Heavenly Father and His amazing love for us. 

I pray that all you Mamas out there, whether you've held your babies in your arms or not, felt honored and loved on Sunday for all the joys and trials that you experience on your own personal journey through motherhood.

Something else big happened on Sunday that, while it wasn't quite known across the country like Mother's Day, it was equally as special.  

Sunday was Luis's birthday. 

Photo taken by James Song
Not just any birthday. The big 3-0! We celebrated 30 years of life that have shaped and molded him into the amazing man, husband and father that he is today. It was actually quite perfect to celebrate both Mother's Day and the man who I get to raise our family with on the same day. 

Without him, I could not be the mother that I am, or even the woman that I am. He is always patient, always loving, always gentle, always encouraging, always supportive of me and everything I do. I am so grateful that I get to navigate this crazy world of parenting and so much more together with him. He lives his life with incredible faith, on his knees in prayer, in submission to the Lord, giving me full confidence in his ability to lead our family. 

Thank you Luis for loving me and our son unconditionally and for providing such a wonderful life for us. I love you more than words could ever express. Here's to 30 more wonderful years with you; can't wait for all the adventures God has in store for us!  


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