Happy Mother's Day!
When Alex and I speak, I often start with the phrase that "All I ever wanted was to be a mother, but motherhood hasn't looked like I thought it would!" Anyone who knows me, knows that my whole life I desperately wanted to be a Mom. And this definitely isn't how I envisioned motherhood. But I am so blessed to be able to be Mom to my two amazing babies. They are the strongest, most courageous, determined, joyful people I know. I have experienced incredible highs and lows, but I wouldn't change it for a second.
I was raised by a mother who has been my rock. She taught me about strength, believing in myself and loving unconditionally. She has been with me through every phase of my life she is my best friend and confidant. I hope I make her proud as a mom and that some day my kids are able to look back on this life and know that no matter what I loved them more then anything like I can.
This week has been bittersweet. My sweet girl had her last day of school. Building Blocks has been such a gift this year. I have watched Maddy grow and thrive. She has learned a lot, but more importantly she has been loved so completely. She has gained confidence, made friends and stolen the hearts of her teachers. I am so grateful for her year and looking forward to what next year brings. On Thursday, they had a water play day and popsicles to finish out their year!
On Tuesday and Friday we spent time with our beloved "family" at the Cook Children's health Foundation working on some events to help people understand how amazing Cook Children's is! We are so lucky to have such an amazing hospital so close to home.
On Saturday, Maddy and I went to Taste Buds Kitchen to have a Mother's Day tea party. We are so grateful to Hopekids for all the events that help us create memories.
For Alex the week has been a little rough. We are still trying to sort out what is going on with his kidneys. He hasn't felt well and answers are taking longer then we would like! He did get some exciting news late this week as he got a speaking role in our Summer Theater Production of Annie jr. at church! We have an awesome summer with lots of exciting things coming up so we need to get him feeling better!
Please pray for Alex's health and more joyful fun this summer!