I really wanted to make a post for Mother's Day. I have an amazing mom! She always sacrificed for us and growing up she rarely got new clothes or things like that because all of us kids always needed something. She is one of the most crafty people that I have ever met. Everything she does looks cute. And she always has served faithfully in the church. She is now serving a full time mission with my dad in New York! She has always been such a great example to me and I will be forever grateful for that. I was pretty bummed when we found out that we were moving back to Washington and she was going to be gone. I love her and miss her and can't wait for them to get back, but I am so proud of them.
Then there is my mother in law, Sheila. I couldn't have asked for a better mother in law than her. She has taught me so much over the last 7 years. I have missed living by her over the last 7 months. She was always so willing to help me with anything that I needed. She is such a great example to me in making lemonade out of lemons :) Life has not always been easy for her, but she has never wavered in the things that she knew to be true and what life was all about. I love her dearly and miss her. I'm so thankful for the way that she raised her son so he could be my husband.
Then there are my own sweet children and the fact that I am a mom. Sometimes it's hard to believe that Heavenly Father has entrusted them to me. They are what make my gloomy days happy and how and why I get through the hard stuff of life. They truly are my reason for everything that I do.
McKenna is my saving grace. She is such an amazing helper for me. She is always doing things for me that she knows will help me out even before I ask her. And she is always the first to run and give me a hug and a kiss and make sure I'm ok when she thinks I look even a little bit sad.
Madison is the life of the party in our house. She is so funny and has a great personality. She is such a teaser just like her dad. If she thinks she can play a joke on you she will so watch out! She is my buddy during the day while McKenna is at school. We have so much fun together just hanging out.
Then there is my Megan. She is truly and angel walking on earth just for me. She is always giving me kisses and I love them no matter how much slobber comes with them! She is a ray of sunshine on the cloudiest of days. She has the best little spirit about her and you can't help but be happy when she is near.
I love my girls so much and am so grateful to have the privelage of being their mom. I hope that they feel the same way about having me for a mom. I know I am not a perfect mom or the best mom, but I try my best and I love being a mom.
Photos of my girls done by Angie Penrose