She taught me how to be a great mother.
She taught me how to be a supportive wife.
She taught me how to say No.
She taught me how to lean on God.
She taught me how to serve others.
She taught me how to be confident in my decisions.
She has always been there for me through the difficult times, the happy times, the crazy times!
Happy Mother's Day Mom... I love you!
I am entering this photo of my mom at I Heart Faces.
My mother-in-law wrote this adoption poem recently and I asked if I could share it on my blog. It means a lot to us that she has supported our adoptions and loves these two little girls like the rest of her grandchildren.
Adoption ©2011, Charlotte Riegel
They did nothing to deserve being orphans.
They did nothing to deserve the love and lavish lifestyle
they now enjoy.
My son and his wife adopted two little girls from Asia,
adding to their very busy household of 4 children.
Now they have six children.
Some questioned their 'sanity'.
When I see the love they have for all their children,
it humbles me.
They are demonstrating to the world
what God's love is like
for those who are non Jewish,
adopted into the Kingdom of God.
We have done nothing to deserve this,
yet we benefit from being part of God’s family.
We enjoy His love, His provisions, His grace,
His mercy, His guidance, His comfort,
His wisdom, His protection, His inheritance...
I am grateful for adoption.
Photographs -- by Jesse Peters
I got the best Mother's Day gift that I could ever even imagine! My husband supports a local jazz artist and Jesse Peters agreed to write a song for Tim, to give me, for mother's day. I added some photos to show along with this song written ESPECIALLY FOR ME.
*you will have to turn the music off at the bottom of the page.
I am joining in on Sunday Snapshot.