I love the month of May!
May holds many special occasions for me, one being Mother's Day. I have been blessed by having an amazing Godly mom who has modelled to me the kind of mom I wanted to be, always putting her family first before her own needs, supporting us kids in all we did, being a great partner with my dad and modelling a great marriage. I was also blessed by having a great mother in law, I learnt many things from her while she was here on this earth, she was also a Godly woman who had such a servants heart. I always hoped that I would be the mother in law to my in law kids that she was to me, maybe I should ask Alison and Andrew :)
Almost 30 years ago I was privileged enough to become a mom, there has been no greater joy in my life than having our 3 children and watching them through each stage of their lives so far and I couldn't be more proud of the amazing adults they have turned into. I am equally blessed to have two wonderful additional kids that my kids have chosen as life partners and I am thankful for the relationships that I have with each of them. There is just one spot left for my future son in law one day :)
I would never wish my cancer journey on anyone but what I am thankful for is to see how each of my kids have handled my journey and supported me in so many ways. I have seen how our family's difficulties has made our kids more compassionate towards others and their faith has grown throughout this journey.
I have had so many women come into my life throughout the years offering friendship and support in many different ways, I believe it takes a village to raise a child and I am forever grateful to the many role models, friends and family that have invested into my life and my families lives.
On May 15th Randy and I will be celebrating 34 years of marriage, I am forever thankful and grateful that God brought this amazing man into my life at the age of 15. He knew what kind of life partner I would need to go through the many different things that we have been through together. Who would have thought that when I married Randy that I would end up working with him every day and living with him but somehow we made it all work. I am so thankful for the relationship we have and cherish it completely, my prayer is that we have many more years together but that is out of my hands so for now I am thankful for each day God gives me to be with him and enjoy our time together.
We are so thankful to be spending some time together in our favourite place, Ko Olina, Hawaii, for these celebrations I have mentioned. Although I will miss being with my mom and my kids on Mother's Day.
Ladies, enjoy your time with your families this Mother's Day, there is no job harder than being a mom but no job more rewarding! I continue to strive to be that Proverbs 31 woman, although I fall short on so many levels. Take time to read it as it is a good reminder of what we can all strive to be especially as we approach Mothers Day.
I am happy to say that I made it through April this year with no surgery or tests or anything!! What a thrill for me you have no idea to survive an April after the last three years of surgeries is a miracle! The thoughts and fears of cancer continue to be my constant battle every moment of every day but I am so thankful to be alive and truly cherish everything I have and everyone that is apart of my life. I continue to keep looking at the glass half full and focus on all the good things in my life and the many blessings I have. Life is so short, make the most of each day you have.
Be Blessed, Happy Mothers Day ladies
Thank you for your continued love, support and prayers.
Victoria sent this amazing song to me and it is so encouraging. No matter what we are going through, it is all out of our control... but thy will be done. Please take time to listen to it and the beautiful lyrics. It is sung by Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott.