Monday, May 11, 2009

First Mother's Day!

This picture cracks me up. Avery looks like she's thinking, "Mom, would you stop trying to take a picture of us already". I totally look like a giddy momma, I am!

To start off my first Mother's day, my wonderful husband gave me these beautiful flowers, a sweet note, and also made me breakfast! He is so loving! And I always love receiving flowers from him. The rest of the day was spent at church and then we went to our favorite place, Chipotle. We were going to try to mix it up (we usually go to Chipotle every Friday, we didn't this past Friday though) by going somewhere else, but unfortunately the line was too long. So we went with what we know best! And of course, we're never disappointed!

I feel extremely blessed to be a mother on this Mother's Day, especially to our sweet Avery. She has given me an incredible amount of joy over the past 2 months and the love I hold for her is unexplainable! My entire life I have desired and waited to be a mommy, and here I am...a mother of beautiful Avery! I am still amazed by God's goodness and grace! I have learned so much over the past 2 months about myself as a woman. God has shown me areas in my life where I need growth and pruning! One of those areas is my ability to trust Him with my whole heart. I may often say that I trust the Lord, but I have been challenged by Him in many ways to trust Him entirely! I continually have to remind myself that Avery belongs to the Lord. He will protect her, sustain her, and His will for her life will come to pass.

As my love for Avery grows stronger everyday, I now have a much greater understanding of God's great love for his children. His word says, " How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!". (1 John 3:1) Again, I have always known that God loves me. But when I think of how much love I have for Avery and multiply that by who knows what....I am overwhelmed by how much He loves me and all of His children. I encourage you to step back and rest in God's love. Let Him lavish it upon you as you receive His unfailing love with a grateful heart! That is my prayer...that I would remain grateful!

I consider it God's greatest gift to me to be a mother!

Thank you Jesus for blessing me with the gift of sweet Avery. She is your child and you have entrusted me to love her and raise her up in YOU! Please give me more wisdom! May your Holy Spirit guide me in my mothering! Thank you for all that you have taught me thus far! I am thankful for your grace and mercy! You are my helper, I thank you for always being there for me when I need you most! Please help me be the best mother I can be to Avery Elizabeth! She is YOURS!

And finally, Thank you mom for the sacrifices you have made for me. As Avery grows up, I know I will continue to learn more of these sacrifices, but my eyes have been opened to the love that you have for me as your daughter! I pray for continued strength and encouragement for you! You are an incredible mom! I love you!!

Happy Mother's Day!

1 comment:

Ashley said...

I just got your sweet post! Thank you so much for dropping by! Your blog is precious and your baby is adorable! How fun that we both will have Avery Elizabeths! SO NEAT!!!! ;) Stay in touch!