A Mother's Love

May 9, 2013

Hand to Chin with Balloons CROP BLOG
"A Mother holds her child's hand for just a short time, but holds their heart forever"

Yellow Field Blog it Board TLRC

"I received a gift on that faithful day
Of which I know I could never repay,
Just as God came down to say
He just gave one of his Angels away.

Little did I know, the test this would be
To prove to him and make him see,
That this angel was my destiny
Of that I’m sure a guarantee.

To hold her forever and never stray
To be there to comfort her pain away,
To see her through even the roughest of days
And teach her to be stronger along the way.

I was told one day, from a friend of mine
That God just gave me the gift of time!
Confused, I asked her to define?
And what she said never left my mind…

She said to watch her as she sleeps
It was then it became so plain to see,
How TIME STANDS STILL when she is next to me
Whether in my arms, or in my dreams.

Now watching each day as you grow
The changing of features from head to toe,
The smiles and giggles that make you glow
And the way you let your spirit show.

So, I’ll make a promise to you now
To raise you the best that I know how,
To teach you to always be confident and proud
So that you always stand out above the crowd!"

~Author Unknown~

May is a special month...
Not only is it the month we celebrate Mothers, but it is the month that started us on our adoption journey.
Seven years ago today, we were officially DTC(Documents to China) and our application was logged into the system just days later when our wait truly began. What we thought would be a 12 month journey to one daughter on the other side of the world, took about 5 years.

During that time, God opened a new door that was unexpected and now we have two beautiful girls.
One adopted domestically and one from China.
At times the wait was frustrating and the not knowing what the future held was painful.
Through all the ups and downs during those five years, I tried to remain optimistic and finally had to have the faith to put it in God's hands.
Only he knew when the time was right and which angels were meant to be our daughters.
Now on the other side of the adoption wait, I am reminded of that daily as I look into the eyes of all three of my children.
Each one came to us in their own special way, but there is no question in my mind that I was picked to be their Mom.
I have many jobs and roles in life, but there is nothing more rewarding and fulfilling, than being a Mom.
It is the best job I could ever have and I thank God for the three blessings I stare at each day.
To all of the Mom's and Mother's to be.... Happy Mother's Day!
~Enjoy your special day~


Unknown said...

Lovely photos... She's gorgeous and getting so tall and growing up just like my girl.

Nancy @ Ordinary Miracles & The Crazy 10 said...

LUV the collage as well. Lovely story telling. Thank you for the continued inspiration!

Unknown said...

So very beautiful in every way. Melts my heart...it truly is the best in all we do the gift of motherhood! Happy Mother's Day! Love you

Marla said...

Holy wow, look how big she is!! Tell me it's just because her hair is down that she looks that old. Lie if you have to!

Love the yummy light and all that perfect pinkness against the yellow! Absolutely gorgeous!!

Hope y'all have a wonderful weekend and that everyone spoils you rotten on Mother's Day! Love you, friend!!

Wanda said...

Beautiful post Lisa....along with gorgeous images of your sweet baby. (Said sheepishly since she so tall now.....but ever so sweet!)

Happy Mother's Day!

Dita said...

I can't believe how she's grown that little sweet baby I photographed in your arms as you and Marla walked off the plane....all red white and blue...a memory I will hold forever.

You have found so many things these last 7 years...so many things you didn't even know were missing and without the trajectory of your life would be infinitely different.

Lucky me to be one of those that you "found" and like your children...I look at you with adoring eyes and love for the incredible woman you are each and every day.

Spending special time with you today was just what the doctor ordered for me...I miss our special time together and today reminded me we need to do MUCH more of that.

Happy Mother's Day, Lisa....you are all things wonderful and you are so very loved!


No Greater Love said...

Oh, I love this post, Lisa. May is when we started our adoption, too. This May makes two years into it for us, and still not home yet....and yet I never connected it with the month of Mother's Day. That is neat! :)

Happy month of May to you. Lots to celebrate!

4 Lettre Words said...

Happy Mama's Day to you, my friend!

Tiffany said...

How true about the story of Motherhood and adoption. Beautiful in every way. Happy Mother's day to you!


Honey Mommy said...

I love these photos! I NEED to take my little girl out and get some new photos... preferably with balloons.

likeschocolate said...

These are beautiful! I wouldn't expect any less from you though Lisa! Happy Mother's Day!

Anonymous said...

Thinking of their birth/first mama's out there too, just as I'm thinking of my children's first mothers. Without them, I would not be a mother also. Such a sweet reminder, thank you for that!

the meaklims said...

This series takes my breath away, my friend. Your heart is so beautiful. Happy Mother's Day.

J. xo

Jboo said...

Such beautiful photos and sentiments!! Happy Mother's Day sweet Lisa!

Diane said...

Such a beautiful and heartwarming post Lisa. These photo's of Reagan are my new all time "fav's"! The lighting, flowers and your "little lady" in her adorable pink outfit....absolutely gorgeous! You are a loving, generous, beautiful mother and friend and I am so blessed that we met along our adoption journeys. Have a wonderful Mother's Day weekend!
God Bless,

Courtney said...

Beautiful post! I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day!

Nancy said...

Love that frilly outfit!

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

These are stunning! Have a wonderful weekend with your family!

Gina Kleinworth said...

These are lovely Lisa. Such a beautiful post. Hope you have a very blessed Mother's Day.

Amy said...

Absolutely gorgeous photos! Happy Mother' Day!!!

Sarah said...

This post made tears flow... not easy to do for me. I love that poem and may just have to swipe it, er borrow it!

Can you please inform Miss Reagan that she is not allowed to look like a big girl yet? Seriously... she was just a baby!

I saw the balloon image on instagram and had planned to take Sophie~Bug out for a balloon photo shoot too for her 8th birthday. We did that this week and I haven't downloaded them yet. I love the field you took the girls to! Beautiful! Love love love!

Someday... I will improve my photography... and be able to come to one of your workshops. As soon as I find a sugar daddy/prince to take care of me and indulge me in the things I love to do. For now... two kids in college have me eating mac and cheese. LOL!

Unknown said...

Life is amazing and this proof. Wishing a wonderful Mother's Day weekend!

DiJo said...

I am out of the China JetLag Fog to say, "when did Reagan grow up?" These are so sweet Lisa... I love the softness, and her sweet face, and that precious outfit! Thanks for your call the other day.. It was an amazing trip! We need to catch up soon!

You are blessed my friend!