Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day!!!

What a great holiday that I do not take for granted having the priviledge to celebrate!

I have always wanted to be a mother for as long as I can remember. I even took the liberty of acting as a mother to my much younger brother when we were kids-well, maybe I'm still guilty of that.

I dreamed of big family Christmases, vacations, family nights, a full house and all the fun that comes along with that.

But, there was a time I wondered if I would have kids at all. I had the heart of a mother which I know is from God, but no children.

After almost 5 years of trying to conceive a child, Kennedy you were the unexpected gift from God that explained why I never did. My labor for you was a 5 year labor of love. I prayed for you and God delivered you to me. And what an honor to be chosen to be your mother. You have been a blessing to my life beyond measure. My soul mate-my match in every way. It was God's plan to put the 2 of us together-a "mother" needing a baby, a baby needing a mother. It was meant to be. You made me a mother-what a blessing. You were the answer to my prayers. I praised God for you, and I thought you'd be my only child.

But, God had a plan. He knew my desire to have children. Jackson you defied the odds by showing up ONE month after doctors said it couldn't happen naturally and after almost 7 years of trying to conceive, giving me a second child, first pregnancy, and first son. God's way is the best way. His way is perfect. Jackson, you have thrilled me with your addition to our family and I loved that you made Kennedy a big sister and gave her the brother she prayed for and always insisted that you were! You are the son I always wanted. You are my miracle, my precious baby boy.

Nothing could have prepared me for what God had planned next. Chandler Grace, when your big brother was only 4 months old, God showed His glory when you made your announcement that you were on your way! Nothing could have completely surprised and thrilled me more. When I found out about you, my dream of a big family was realized. You made Jackson a big brother and gave Kennedy the sister she hoped you'd be. Another miracle, my sweetheart, my baby girl.

I feel so blessed to see God's plan revealed of making me a mother, the way he chose to bring me the babies He had chosen for me. All 3 mine, just delivered differently. And although the waiting was nothing I wanted and not my plan at all, I know that's how it had to be and that it was always His plan all along. It's also a blessing as your mother to see the 3 of you love each other the way you do and know that it is only because of God that you are brother and sisters and for that I am forever thankful.

I am thankful for the everyday with the 3 of you. I'm even thankful for the chaos. I love being your mother and everything that comes with it-it reminds me that it actually happened and that this is all real-something I once feared would never be.
I am so thankful I am your mother Kennedy, Jackson and Chandler Grace. I still can't believe it gets to be me.

I love you with all of my heart and the 3 of you have made my dream come true.

How We Celebrated
For lunch, we had an Indoor Picnic/Pizza Party (Kennedy's great idea). After lunch, Kennedy and I made a pallet and watched a few episodes of Jon & Kate + 8 (our favorite show to watch together) while the babies and Jordan took a nap. Then everyone got dressed and we opened Presents which included Milky Ways (my favorite candy) mints (the candy Kennedy wanted), corn on the cob holders (picked out by Kennedy), singing cards and new dishes. Then we all loaded up and went to eat dinner at Red Lobster (and got to eat outside). After dinner we went over to Toys R Us and looked and played with some toys before heading home. What a great day!!!
Thank you, Jordan, for making this such a special day. Thank you for letting me sleep in and getting up soo early with the kids AND cleaning the kitchen! Thanks for taking the kids shopping and letting them pick out something that they wanted me to have. Thanks for getting lunch and taking us out for dinner so that I didn't have to ccok. It was a great, fun, relaxing day! Thank you for choosing me to be the mother to our 3 children.


Dallas said...

That was beautiful!

Collins Family said...

Happy Mother's Day, Kim

kgibbins said...

Hey! Awesome pictures. I love you guys so much! Kim, you look very pretty in these pictures. No shocker though...we do have great genes...ok so, maybe we don't but at least we STARTED some great genes for future generations...

Karie said...

What a precious post. Thanks for sharing! Happy Mother's Day to you too!

Whitney said...

Love all of those cute pictures- what a precious family! Sounds like you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

I love Jon & Kate Plus 8 too- I was just watching an episode tonight!

Jennifer Floyd said...

Hey Kim!

I'm so glad you found our blog!! I'm very excited to be able to keep up with you guys now! Isn't blogging great!! I loved your post to your kids!! Such beautiful words that will be with them forever!! I look forward to reading about many more of your adventures!! Take care!!

Jennifer Floyd