Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Moms ~ Making Memories

 Isn't he getting so big?  His cheeks are just as soft and kissable as they look!

A mom...growing up, that's what I wanted to be, just like my mom.  
She made the job look so fun!

Yeah, some may have criticizes her when there were dishes in the sink,
but while others were doing dishes,
she was cuddling and giving kisses.
 'Cause dishes, they will last,
but time soon will past.

You put up with imperfect jobs done, so that we would learn to do it too.
Now that I am a mom, I know how hard it is to not just 'do it yourself'.

You sat on my bed with me and listened to my worries.

You had warm cocoa waiting on winter days
and blankets warmed in the dryer to cuddle with on the couch.

You always told me
"When you are hurting, sad or lonely, reach out to help someone else."

You were always ready to play a game of cops and robbers or baseball.

Even though other moms had "successful" careers,
you were there for us...

and we knew
you'd rather be a mom to us 
than the most influential woman in the world.

One of my most precious memories of you
is waking in the middle of the night (or at least it seemed that way)
to see you praying.  I knew it was for us.

Thank you for teaching us God's Word.

Thank you for teaching me to make memories with my children
and I can't wait to share them with you.

(Text on pictures from the book "Guess How Much I Love You" by Sam McBratney...our bedtime book.  This post does not contain entire text from book.)


  1. Beautiful post! My daughter loves that book too.

  2. Wow, Jessica! Such a beautiful, goose-bump-raising post. You are such a wonderful mother and have such blessed children, my friend!

  3. You made me cry :). So sweet and beautiful! I love the joy you have for your family.
    Hope furlough is going well! I think of you whenever we have to pile into the van :).

  4. Jessica, loved the post! We love that book at out house, too :)
    I understand that flutter brain you are feeling, we've just gotten back to Ghana after furlough, and most days I feel like I'm wandering around slightly confused!

  5. That is one of my favorite Children's books! I just wanted to say Matt and I had a great July Fourth with you and your family. It was a blessing to be with you all. Your children are so cute!



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