Sunday, May 12, 2013

Sunday Snapshot - Mother's Day

Funny how the Lord uses difficulties for good.

As you might imagine, finances for us right now are rather tight.

Not much extra in the old budget these days...

and for good reason...

However, as I contemplated this upcoming Mother's Day and what we could or should I say could not afford to do, one idea kept tugging at my heart...

so I called Hubby, while he was 3 hours away, in a nice quiet house, with no screaming children or barking dogs in sight and asked if I might be able to spend Saturday night with my Mom...

all by myself...

no kids...
just my Mom and me...

and 2 of the dogs - hehe...
and he said YES, cause he is awesome like that and cause he was (at the time) in a nice quiet house with no screaming children and no barking dogs.
Last night, however, he was in the midst of the screaming children and barking dogs (I didn't bring the barkers - heh) and - I - was - not and it was such a perfect gift for my Mom and for me
We talked, uninterrupted, shared a fabulous meal, uninterrupted and just spent time together, uninterrupted!
Thank you Hubby!

Spending time with my Mom is always so great!  The love that she has poured into me throughout my life has remained a constant and I cannot imagine my life without her.
Being able to spend this time with her, in the same house that I grew up in, sharing beautiful childhood memories,  pierces my heart for the millions of precious little ones who have never and may never know this kind of love.  
So many beautiful children go to bed at night scared and hungry and so completely alone.  I pray that next year on Mother's Day, many of these waiting ones will be able to make their very first Mother's Day card to give to their new, forever mommas.
If you haven't already, please join my advocacy site,  Wonderful Waiting Kids to see, pray for and possibly consider giving some of these precious children a momma of their very own.

Also on this day, when I think of bringing Lizzie home and waiting for 2 more beautiful daughters it brings to my heart their birth mothers, who are missing out on this kind of time with the children they gave up.  Yes, they gave them up but they did give them life and for that I will be eternally grateful. 
We pray for them every night, that they might have peace.

So, here I sit, once again in the middle of screaming kiddos and barking dogs and it is the perfect way to end my very quiet Mother's Day, the last one without Lucy and Maggie.
I wonder if, next year, with 2 extra kiddos, Hubby will so readily agree to my nice, quiet gift?

Please go here on Stephanie's wonderful blog to read more Sunday Snapshots
Ni Hao Yall


  1. Happy Mother's Day sweet friend! I can't wait to see those two precious girls home with you all soon!!! LOVE all your photos! Love and blessings!!!

    1. Thank you sweet Sharon! This is a little late but I hope you had an awesome Mother's Day with your 2 newest cutie pies!!!

  2. Happy Belated Mother's Day to you and your lovely Mom, Annie!