Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

A couple days late,.... but Happy Mothers Day :)!

I love my mom! She is so special to me and I feel blessed to be her daughter. So much of who I am and where I am today is because of her love and guidance in my life. She has always been my biggest fan and encourages me like no one else. She is one of the hardest workers I know. You will always see her jumping in and helping me out whether it's watching our kids, folding mounds of clean clothes or cleaning up my kitchen. She is a friend who I laugh with and cry with and whatever life throws at us I always know my mom is praying us through it. She is one of the easiest people to talk to and always who I call when I need someone to talk to. She is patient, kind and caring. My mom is precious to me and I hope she knows today and everyday that I treasure her. I love you mom!

I love my mother-in-law. I couldn't have created a better mother-in-law if I tried. She is one of the sweetest people I know. Her heart is kind and and her spirit is gentle. She is compassionate, caring and a very special friend of mine. Her life is an example to me of what it looks like to love God and others. I value the time that we get to spend together and am thankful to have her in my life. She too is precious to me and I hope she also knows that I treasure her. I love you mom Colbert!

And I love being a mommy! There is nothing that brings me more joy than my children. They each fill my heart to overflowing.

I love the way that Jacob loves people. He cares about everyone and is kind and sees the best in people. I love the way that Abbey loves to snuggle. She needs countless hugs throughout the day and when she's falling asleep at night she always wants to hold my hand. I love the way that Micah has to wave goodbye to whoever is leaving till they are completely out of sight. He yells bye till they are a mile away. And I love Caleb's face each time I walk into his room after a nap or in the morning. He smiles so big it's like it's the happiest moment of his life.

They are each precious to me and it's a privilege to be their mommy! I love you Jacob, Abbey, Micah & Caleb!!

Hope you had a wonderful Mothers Day, celebrating the moms in your life and if you're a mom, celebrating the blessing of being a mommy :)!


Cindy Bailey said...

Shelley, thank you so much for sharing your Mom and MIL with us and also the pictures of your four treasures who call you Mommy! I can't get over how much Caleb has grown, a matter of fact they have all grown and are getting so big.:) My how time flies by!!! Glad you had a nice Mother's Day weekend.~

Bethany said...

In every photo of you Shelley your beauty is radiant. You are not only beautiful on the outside, but on the inside as well. These photos of you and the kids on Mother's day could not be more perfect!

Cindy Bailey said...

Shelley, what happened? I left a post already and it's gone.
Thanks for sharing your beautiful Mom and MIL with us. The picture of you and the four kids together is priceless. Glad you had a nice Mother's Day! By the way I can't get over how much everyone has grown. You and Jim sure have a good-looking family.:)