Monday, May 9, 2011

Mother's Day 1987 and 2011!

This is a picture of Matt, Katie and me on Mother's day! My Mom took the picture! We were at Mother's Day brunch with my parents! The year was 1987!

Fast forward 24 yrs later! Matt is in Colorado, Katie is in a pic below, Billy was home BUT didn't make it in a pic (sorry honey), Mark is in Colorado and JOhnny is with us along with his 6 new siblings!

I am definitely feeling loved!!

We went to church Saturday evening and had a brunch Sunday morning.
Sam's colostomy bag was leaking during church so you can guess what I was praying about! Oh Lord, please help us to be able to stay in Church! Good news we made it through the service! Once home he had a bath and a brand new set up!! ;-)

These two are having fun! They take baths together to help the bonding! It is a little challenging since one speaks fluent Chinese and the other is fluent English but tub play breaks the barrier! Plus coordinating outfits help, too!

The kids helped me open gifts! They were so excited for today and said to me over and over again "Happy Mother's Day"!

In the evening we went to Johnny's soccer game- they won!

Thank you Jesus for making me a Mother over and over again!

We had a great day and my heart is bursting with Thankfulness!


Sally-Girl! said...

Happy Mother's Day to one of my favorite moms ever!!!

TanyaLea said...

Oh Jean ~ If only everyone could age so well... 24 years was VERY good to you! Must be all those children keeping you looking so young! You were as beautiful then as you still are today!!!

Happy Mother's Day, sweet friend! Just one year and you were blessed with 4 more beautiful children to help celebrate your special day... God IS good!!! <><


Angie said...

Happy Mother's Day! Could you have ever guessed so many years ago that you would have such a house full? What a blessing. Mother's Day is definitely one of my favorite holidays!

Jboo said...

Oh my -- beautiful Mom in 1987 and still a beautiful sweet Mom! Glad to hear you had a great Mother's Day!


Serving the King said...

Awwwww, what a sweet picture! Did you have any idea back then what your life would be blessed with now?! That is awesome my friend!

Cari said...

how fun to see the older and current mother's day pictures. you are a great mother with many blessings!

Laura L. said...

What an adorable picture of you on Mother's Day in 1987. You look every bit as lovely today!
Sounds like you had an wonderful Mother's Day, and I sure you heart is just bursting with thankfulness and joy. So many blessings!

Lori said...

Ummm, is it that you look exactly the same, then and now? SO not fair!! Adding children by the droves must be the fountain of youth. LOL

BTW, I graduated high school in 1987. AND got married. GREAT year!!

"Are These Kids All Yours?" said...

Happy Mother's Day a bit late :) Looks wonderful!!!! Those cute faces...

Pam said...

I did a double take when I saw your two littlest girls in their Hanna outfits. My 2 littles have those exact same outfits. AC, the dot dress and Kate the striped dress. :)

Happy Mother's Day to a wonderful mama!

Wright Family said...

I wanted to ask you how Ava and Anna were doing together. Glad to hear they are bonding. I thought theirs might be the hardest transition. Thanks for being so faithful to keep this updated ! Catherine

Holly said...

Aw... such wonderful pictures! Happy Mother's Day, Jean. You are one amazing lady. : )

Janet and Kevin said...

Sweet pictures of happy children and a happy mama!

janet and gang