Mother's Day for me is becoming more and more special. I have been blessed beyond measure. When I was little all I ever wanted to be when I grew up was a mom. I loved playing house with my sister and neighbors. We had a log cabin play house in our backyard complete with a play kitchen. We would play in that house for hours with our baby dolls. As I got older, I traded the dolls in for a car and hanging out with friends, but my desire to be a mom never weakened.
When I went off to college my original major was Pre-Law. After a year of majoring in Pre-Law I decided that being a Lawyer and a mom was not going to work for me so I changed my major to Psychology/Social Work (I am still working on it).
Blake was born a year and a half after Matt and I were married. He is the one who made me a mom. His voice is the first to call me mom. Because of him I get to celebrate Mother's Day as a mom. Over the years I have had to much to celebrate and be thankful for.
Two years ago I celebrated Mother's Day in China full filling a long time dream. On May 8th 2008, Mylee was placed in my arms for the very first time. There's not much that can top having your child placed in your arms for Mother's Day.
This year not only did I get to celebrate Mother's Day with my 6 kids (I never thought I would say or write that), but Emma had her First Holy Communion yesterday. What a gift it was to see my daughter walk down the aisle of Church to receive the Body of Christ for the very first time. Emma was absolutely stunning in her white dress. She was SO excited to finally get to this point. For those who are not Catholic, this is a big deal in the Catholic Church. This is one of our Holy Sacraments and the kids worked all year all to get to this day. We were so proud of her.
I will be posing more about our China trip and how everyone is adjusting sometime this week. I did manage to get my tests taken and my paper written in time but things are still crazy busy. Luckily now that I am done with school for the semester, I will (hopefully) have more time to get other projects done.
Enjoy the pictures...
Seriously, can she be more beautiful?
Of all the pictures I took yesterday, this was one of my favorites.