Friday, May 21, 2010

best intentions

alrighty friends, i know i totally suck at blogging lately!! So, today i really did have the best intentions to sit my tooshy on the couch and get to typing. I'm so far behind and there are so many good times to tell you all about. But!!!!! As I got to organizing my pics, it's taken me over 2 hours already, and I'm probably only half way through :( BOO!!! If only facebook (I upload all my pics to there) would work a little better today, I could get this going...but it isn't, so I shall put off blogging for another day when I don't have to sit here crying over these pictures taking so long.
Until then....CHEERS my friends

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Mom, Mommy, Momma, Mother

The greatest title in my life that I could ever be given is MOM (or any of the synonyms).

My greatest joy in my entire life has been the moments spent with my beautiful children. I remember the feelings of unconditional love in amounts I was completely unaware a human being could experience the moment each of their sweet bodies were laid on my chest for that very first time. It amazes me how in that instant you would give your life for this tiny creature you met only moments ago. The love is unreal.

As they grow and develop their little personalities I can't help but love them more. They are what brings pure joy to my life. We may have our differences and get frustrated with each other from time to time, yet they have this ability to take away all the pain. Nothing heals like the sweet laughter of a child, the slobbery kiss of your baby, or the tender words of "momma, i'll protect you, it'll be alright".

I never thought being a mom would be such a rewarding and coveted job. I can't imagine my life without my children. I thank the heavens each day for blessing me with my two little angels.

Also, since becoming a mom you suddenly realize all that your own mother has gone through for you. I have a new respect for my mom and all other moms out there. You are a miraculous being. Often times I know my mom feels like she didn't do things quite right or questions her abilities as a mom...MOM, you are the best!! God sent us to you for specific reasons. Each mom has her strengths and weaknesses, but the ability to love her children and care for them is definitely among the greatest of her strengths. I love you mom!! Thank you for teaching me all that you have, for being an example of the type of mom I hope to be.

Saturday, May 1, 2010


Main Entry: per·fec·tion
Pronunciation: \pər-ˈfek-shən\
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English perfeccioun, from Anglo-French perfection, from Latin perfection-, perfectio, from perficere
Date: 13th century

1 : the quality or state of being perfect: as a : freedom from fault or defect : flawlessness b : maturity c : the quality or state of being saintly
2 a : an exemplification of supreme excellence b : an unsurpassable degree of accuracy or excellence
3 : the act or process of perfecting

I honestly thought that when I looked up the word perfection in the dictionary I would find a picture of Joe. Perhaps if I'd used a picture dictionary instead of merriam-webster I would have.

Joe is a "perfect" person. I know that you may think there is no such being besides Christ and you technically are correct...however aside from walking on water and a few other attributes; Joe is right there near perfect.

This guy is amazing. Everything he does is for someone else's benefit, never his own. He loves to see me or the kids or our family or friends smile and so he will do anything for them to bring them happiness. He is completely selfless. He gives and gives and never asks for anything in return. He defends those he cares about and loves much at his own expense. Joe is a hard worker. Joe loves his family above anything else. Joe understands each of our needs/wants and does everything in his power to meet them.

I feel so truly truly blessed to have met Joe and very lucky that he gave me a chance.