Thursday, May 6, 2010

My Family

I never knew how much and how important my children would be to me, I am crying as I write this, the Lord knew how each one would be so different and bring so much into my life. I do not know how I would make it without each of them and the spouse's they married and the children they have, people will ask are you closer to a certain one, or do you have a favorite and I do, believe it or not each one is my favorite, and each one has such a role in my life of who I am, Alicia is my, ok mother I am here lets get it done no matter what, if I am sick she takes charge and will do what ever it takes to help me, I love working with her, she is strong in her faith and Sean is my light hearted son but with so much life, he will just is dig in and do what ever it takes to help Steve or I, Sean makes me laugh and light hearted, he keeps me remembering to have fun in life, Sean is a big teddy bear, Sean is very sensitive to the needs of others and would give you the shirt off his back, Alex is my rock, he has always been more serious, he is just a pillar of strength and wisdom, he is also my Pastor, Hannah is my joy, she is so full of energy and she just radiates it, she will bring a smile to my face when I am down, she is always thinking of things to do and loves life, she may have you cooking somores in the back yard or camping out:) Jared is the child who changed my life, Jared had Hodgkin's Lymphoma when he was 18 yrs. old, this knocked the wind out of me, but totally prioritized my life and put my life in perspective, Jared is quiet and plain spoken, as he has gotten older I realize how responsible he is, cancer changed his life too, anytime you talk to him he will make sure you know he loves you just in case that's your last goodbye. April is my quiet child, you have to draw everything out of her and the others will tell you everything and not afraid of confrontation or conflict, Alicia will call a family meeting and we all discuss anything of importance:))) April is a gentle spirit and has strong feelings and sense of what others are going through, she is so special to me, I love how she can perceive things and just be there for me with her gentle spirit and loving heart. You see they each are my favorite:) Ok I quit crying, when they were little I thought oh my Lord what am I going to do with them, now I think Oh my Lord what would I do without them:))) Today each one will play a different role in my life, each bringing me peace, life, joy, strength, endurance, wisdom, it may be a look from them or a touch, just their presence near me, but I feel it and am so thankful, they are each individuals in their on way and yet we are all together in our own way, mess with one and you get them all:) I love all my spouses, Bob was my first son in law, he is older then Alicia and I thought at first I was not sure, he is quiet and full of strength and wisdom, he is tender and loving, he is fun to be with, he is a wonderful father and the perfect husband for Alicia, Jill is such a lady, she is just so sweet, she has a servants heart, and she is just a sweetheart, I have seen her struggle in life and been a part of it, she is strong in her faith, Jill is very anointed singer and can sing beautiful, like a song bird from heaven, Jill is a jewel for Alex to cherish, she is a wonderful mommy to Amelia her child she has prayer years for, and Amelia has her sweet smile. Mark is like my son, he has been in our life since he was 15 or 16 years old, I know him inside and out and can just be me, I love him, Mark is light hearted but a worrier if you can be both, Mark is a good daddy and a fun daddy, he and Hannah are two peas in a pod. Jennifer is reserve, she is more private, she is just beautiful and so sweet, she is quiet and confident, she is so loving and even though she is quiet you feel her love , she is a graceful lady. She can run in high heels:))) even pregnant:)) Sarah is so sweet, she is just flat out fun, she is very caring and loving, she is more talkative and I love being with her, she fishes, hunts, and does all the fun things Sean does, Sarah is a good momma and the perfect wife for Sean, she loves him but yet keeps him right on track:) she has a draw to her speech which I love, she was raised in the country, Sarah is in nursing school and has fought to keep going, she lost one of her twin brothers to cancer and she knows how important life is, she is beautiful inside and out. All my boys have for real pretty wives, who are confident in their faith and strong in the Lord, they are the perfect God chosen wives for my sons, I love them all, My daughters have good looking men, and they are the man of the household even though my daughters are like me strong willed:))) but we all know who has the last word:))) The men are strong in the Lord and love their wives. Thank you Lord for all my children!

hugs

5 comments:

Jen said...

Beautiful! This big family is such a blessing... I'm honored to be a part of it! Love you to pieces.

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

What a great post as Mother's Day approaches! As I read, I could picture each of your children and I can attest to much of what you say, that it is true. You and Steve are certainly blessed! Love, C.

Alex and Jill said...

And we don't know what we would do without YOU! You're my second Momma and I love you so much.

Alicia Jean said...

Wow! I just read this and I'm crying now for sure!!! We love and need you so much!!! And we are these people today because of you and daddy!!!!

Anonymous said...

Aww this is so sweet!! Thank you mother for the encouraging words, I can't wait for Mark to read this. Such a nice and sweet post. I love you so much.. Hannah