Mother's Day Weekend

I know I'm way behind the ball on posts, but a little at a time is better than none at all, right?

It's no secret that everyone says being a mother makes life so much more meaningful, worry-filled, full, joyful, and every other adjective you'd like to include. That is certainly true in my case.

I feel so blessed to have been entrusted as a mama to these precious boys. I pray for guidance and wisdom in raising them every day. I can't do it on my own. As a friend told me earlier this week, you just have to trust Jesus to fill in their lives. There are only so many things we as parents can do for our children to lead them, guide them, direct them, and protect them. 

As parents, it's our charge to raise them to the best of our abilities and to trust that they will allow God to take hold of their lives. As much as I wish I could be with them every second (Kaden wishes I could go to kindergarten with him), it's just not possible.

I'm so proud of the young boys they're becoming. They fill our hearts and lives with immense joy every day. It is such a blessing to be their mama!

All three of my boys spoiled me for Mother's Day. We went out to dinner to celebrate one night and when we got home, they boys gave me strict instructions to sit on the rug in our den and to close my eyes. They came running out full of excitement. They painted canvases for me. K.C. told me on the way home from dinner that the gifts they had were going to be the most special gifts I've gotten besides them! And it's true. I love them! And I love how my sweet husband knew that this would be something I would treasure forever (despite his deep love - haha - of art projects). Kaden said he thought he'd do some straight, colorful lines because he knew I'd like them while K.C. expressed that he used all the skills he'd learned in art for his painting. I also got two new pairs of earrings which I love, but those paintings are something extra special.

Going to church with my boys on Mother's Day 2015.