Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Mother's Day Weekend

I wanted to wait to write about Mother's Day until after today. Elle had OT and PT today for the first time in a week and since our PT reads the blog...I wanted to wait until after we saw her today to say that Elle is now officially crawling! Whoo hoo!! It started while we were on vacation and now the kid is blowing and going WAY more than I ever thought possible! The day before Mother's Day was when I caught her in action crawling through the kitchen. I sat Elle down on the floor today in the gym and said "Michelle, Elle has a trick to show you." And off she went...crawling across the gym towards Michelle. It is so awesome to see her progress!

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This past Saturday evening, we took Elle over to see Witt for the first time in over a year. It was absolutely the best Mother's Day gift ever to see Witt and Elle interact...and for Mark and Vickie to have their grandbabies together!

Last Mother's Day we were still in the hospital with Elle. This year, it was so nice to wake up and be in our own home - all three of us. Little did we know last year how much our lives would change over the course of the year. Everyday has been an absolute blessing and I am so honored to be Elle's momma! We spent the morning in church with Lee's family and then spent the afternoon with my family in College Station. I couldn't have asked for a better mother's day!

I am so blessed to have so many wonderful Christian women in my life. My own mom is absolutely incredible and the best mom any girl could ask for. She is the kindest most thoughtful person I know. She makes every birthday and holiday seem even more magical than the year before and knows how to truly make a person feel special. She takes after her mom in so many ways and I am so blessed to have her in my daily life. I don't know what we would have done if she hadn't sacrificed for us and took care of Elle while I was working. I only hope that I can be the kind of mom to Elle that my mother has been to me. I have lost both of my grandmothers but I take so much comfort in knowing that both of them are watching over us from Heaven. Lee's mom and grandmothers and all his aunts have been apart of my life since November of 2003. I am so truly blessed to have a mother in law that I love. We talk on pretty much a daily basis and we are so lucky to have both grandmother's so close and a part of Elle's daily life. I love her sense of fashion and her designer's eye. She is tasteful and elegant and has the biggest heart. Lee's grandmothers are the same way. As the matriarch of a wonderful family, Meme is the essence of a strong Christian woman. I was telling Lee this weekend after talking to Meme on the phone that I love it that when meme says "I love you" she means it and you know it. Lee's other grandmother, Eleanor, is the cutest lady you will ever meet. She is soft spoken and even though her memory isn't that great, she is such a joy to be around. Her face lights up as soon as she sees Elle...which of course makes us thrilled to see her interacting so well. Lee and I are so blessed by our incredible families and especially our amazing moms and grandmothers.

Now that Mother's Day is over I will post some more vacay pics. We gave some of them out as presents to our mommas this past weekend!

1 comment:

Grma Anna said...

Lisha: What dear comments. You are a very lucky gal to have these Christian women in your life. I read Proverbs 31. It certainly did remind me of you. Especially the verses that said, " a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised...give her the reward she has earned, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate."
Love,
Mom